The award is a global campaign by Accountability Lab powered by citizens in search of honest government officials.

BY SAHARAREPORTERS, NEW YORK – JAN 09, 2020

A policeman, CSP Francis Erhabor, has been shortlisted among five Nigerians as 2019 Integrity Icons.

The award is a global campaign by Accountability Lab powered by citizens in search of honest government officials.

The other four finalists include Tani Ali Nimlan, an official of the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control; Tina Odinakachi Lirmdu, a lecturer at the University of Jos, Plateau State; Kacheilom Betram Roberts-Ndukwe, a teacher in a secondary school in Port Harcourt, Rivers State; and Christian Ngozi Ahiauzu, head of the network infrastructure unit in ICTC at the University of Port Harcourt.

According to Friday Odeh, Team Lead of Accountability Lab in Nigeria, 407 nominations were received across the country but they have been screened with background checks on the nominees by the ICPC, retired civil servants and other independent judges from the private sector, CSOs and the media.

CSP Erhabor is the Divisional Police Officer, D Division Itam, Akwa Ibom State.

He was appointed as the Pipeline Commander by the PPMC with an allowance of N37, 500.

In 2019 he was approached and offered N6m to beat the system but he refused.

He was also informed by some of his colleagues about an illegal arrangement that will fetch him N500, 000 every day, which is way above his monthly stipend from the government but he stood his ground and never compromised.

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