ICPC boss, Obono-Obla, others attend course in Canada

Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Mr Nta Ekpo (fourth left), with other course participants, at the Munk School of Global Affairs, Toronto, Canada.

Contrary to recent news reports that he has been sacked by the Federal Government,  the chairman, Independent Corrupt practices and other related offences Commission(ICPC), Ekpo Nta, is among some Nigerian government officials that are  currently attending a course on Indicators of Development for Justice Officials in Toronto,  Canada.

The ICPC boss is attending the course alongside senior officials in the justice sector of the government  such as  the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Prosecution, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla; Chief Judge of the High Court of the  Federal Capital Territory(FCT), Ishaq Bello; Deputy Inspector General of Police, Investigation and Intelligence; Deputy Commissioner of Police, Legal,Force Headquarters and Special Assistant to the Vice President on Justice Reform,among others

The course which is to run from October30 to  November10, is taking place at the prestigious Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, Canada.

The Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, is an interdisciplinary academic centre with various research and educational programmes committed to the field of globalisation. It offers master’s degrees in Global Affairs, European, Russian and Asia-Pacific studies. The school also offers a certificate programme in global journalism.

It occupies the historical Devonshire House, a former residential hall of the university’s Trinity College and in 2012, opened a second location at 315 Bloor Street West, after an $80 million collective contribution from the Peter and Melanie Munk Foundation, the government of Canada and the government of Ontario.

The school is located in the north and south wings of Devonshire House building on Devonshire Place, which is shared with Trinity College’s John W. Graham Library. In 2012, the Munk School of Global Affairs, opened its second location at the Observatory site, at 315 Bloor Street West,  which houses the offices of the Citizen Lab and the Master of Global Affairs programme

It was founded as the Munk Centre for International Studies in 2000, named after Canadian businessman and philanthropist, Peter Munk, who made a $6.4 million donation to finance the construction.