CCB Tasks FCTA Officials On Fight Against Corruption
By Hudu Yakubu, Abuja
The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), has called on the elected and appointed officials of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, to support the fight against corruption at all levels.
The Chairman of the Bureau, Prof. Isa Mohammed made the call during a workshop organised in conjunction with FCTA for political office holders in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
Mohammed, represented by Bulus Zaphania, said the programme would guide political office holders in compliance with the Code of Conduct and in line with the National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS).
He told the participants that they are
expected to comply with the Code of Conduct for Public Officers as
prescribed in the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as
amended) and other laws related thereto:
According to him, “We implore the area council chairmen to take a cue from the FCTA administration that has put up this workshop and replicate same at your various area councils to ensure 100% compliance from
all your staff.
“The participants are requested to put public interest above every other interest while carrying out their duties.”
He also told the officials that the Bureau will soon be launching the online assets declaration portal, which the pilot scheme will start with its staff.
In his remarks, Permanent Secretary Adesola Olusade said the workshop would help to build the capacity and knowledge of the workforce to strengthen the fight against corruption.
One of the participants and Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement to the Minister of FCT, Ikharo Attah said public officeholders should be guided by the Code of Conduct.
Attah said: ” The workshop is what we have to take seriously because most often public officers don’t understand that they are holding a public trust. Every public office holder should be guided by the code of conduct. You don’t put your interest above the collective interest of the people.
“We must stand to do the things that are for the good of the people, not only for your children and your family. What is expected of public office holders is to have a high standard of conduct” he said.