The Independent Corrupt Practice and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has ranked the National Copyright Commission (NCC) fifth most integrity-driven and ethically-compliant parastatal among 25 other regulatory agencies assessed in the anti-graft agency’s Ethics Compliance and Integrity Scorecards (ECIS), 2020.
The ICPC’s report measures how Ministries, Department, and Agencies (MDAs) of the Federal Government comply with ethical, integrity, statutory, regulatory, and policy standards and requirements.
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) NCC came first with a score of 81.15 percent.
Eight other agencies scored above 50 percent including the Nigeria Shippers Council (NSC), 71.05 percent); the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), 69.85 percent; National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission (NSIWC), 66.8 percent; and the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), 64.55 per cent in the second, third, fourth and fifth places respectively.
Others are the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) with 63.55 per cent; National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) 56.4 per cent; Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC) 54.8 per cent and the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) 51.05 per cent.
The remaining 15 regulatory agencies each scored below 50 per cent. The ranking by ICPC, in addition to demonstrating NCC’s commitment to the orderly growth and development of the Nigerian telecommunications industry, underscores the Commission’s strategic role as a key enabler of positive change within the country’s socio-economic landscape.