About ACTU

The Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) was established by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC)

It was established as one of the implementation mechanisms for its Mandate on prohibition and prevention of corruption especially in the Public Service.

Anti-Corruption Units are established in Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government and operate as autonomous outfits with functional linkages with the office of the Chief Executives of the MDAs


For the purpose of exercising the power of System Study and Review in Section 6 (b)-(d) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000 (ICPC ACT, 2000), the Commission made a reuest to the Executive Arm of Government to establish ACTU in all Ministries and other Government establishments.

The approved reuest was followed by a Directive from the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSOF) through a Circular, Ref. No. OHCSF/MSO/192/94, dated 2nd October, 2001.

Funding for the Unit is to be provided by the respective MDAs as contained in another Circular, Ref. No. OE/MS/MSO/196/S.1/7, dated 16th April 2003, from the OHCSOF

ACTU derives its mandate from Section 7(1) and Section 70 of the ICPC Act, 2000.
The ACTU is to perform all duties detailed in Section 6(a) - (f) of the ICPC Act, 2000, except that of prosecution.
  • Preliminary Investigation;
  • Prevention of Corruption through Systems Study and Review;
  • Education and Enlightenment of Public Servants on, and against corruption;
  • Promoting Ethics and Ensuring Compliance with ethical codes; and
  • Monitoring of Budget Implementation

The Journey So Far

In 2003

ACTU Units were established in five (5) Ministries and D Agencies all over the country;


The current number of ACTUs as at July 2015 has risen to as many as four hundred and twenty-six (426) in the Federal MDAs

by 2008

two hundred and fifty five units (255) were in operation, with considerable growth experienced over the years

Let's Work Together!


In furtherance on the determination of the government to effectively fight corruption on a sustainable basis, the federal government established the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC). Furthermore, the government established Anti- Corruption and Transparency Unit in all federal ministries, department and agencies (MDAs) to assist ICPC in performing its function.

The Federal Neuro Psychiatric Hospital first Anti-corruption and Transparency Unit was constituted via a letter reference No: PH/A.821/3 dated 19th of June , 2007 comprising of the under listed member of staff .

The current ACTU was constituted via a letter reference No PH/A. 678/VOL.V/19 dated 13TH May 2016 comprising these members of staff :

Dr. O . O . Akanni (Consultant Psychiatrist ) Chairman

Mrs. R . Tom- Etinosa ( Principal Nursing Offer ) Member

Mr. A . O . Iyamu ( Accountant GDII ) Member

Mr. J . A . Adekanbi ( Principal Exec. Officer Audit ) Member

Mr. D . O . Odiete ( Admin Officer GD I ) Secretary

The unit held her inaugural meeting on 9th June 2016 in which members familiarized themselves with one another and with the assignment ahead. The official inauguration ceremony was later on conducted by the Edo State office of the ICPC at the FNPH conference held on 28th July, 2016.

  • Dr (Mrs.) O. F . Ihenyen (Medical Director ) – Chairman
  • Mr. L . Evbuomwan (Senior Exec. Officer, Accounts)- member
  • Mr. A. Adekanbi (Higher Exec. Officer Audit) - Secretary.
The Second ACTU of FNPH was constituted via a letter reference No : PH/A . 821/65 dated 20th November 2009, and was officially inaugurated on Thursday 15th April, 2010, comprising of the under listed members of staff:
  • Dr. B . O James (Senior Register I) – Chairman,
  • Mr. L . E. Evbuomwan ( Senior Accountant ) – Member
  • Member, Mrs. E. Omoruyi (Nursing Sister) – Member
  • Mr. J . A . Adekanbi (Higher Exec. Officer Audit) - Member
  • Mr. E. Imobhio (Senior Exec. Officer) - Secretary

The Role of Everyone

While it is the duty of Managements of the MDAs to ensure that ACTUs are fully established and supported to carry out their assigned duties, all members of staff are also required to cooperate with the Unit to achieve a corruption free organisation