Chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), Professor Muhammad Isah has commended the Office of the Surveyor-General of the Federation (OSGOF) for it partnership in promoting the essence of functions of the CCB.
The Chairman, who was represented by the Director of Education and Advocacy Service of the CCB, Mr. Zephaniah Bulus gave the commendation recently at a one-day training workshop on “strict compliance with asset declaration and code of conduct” for Staff of OSGOF at the conference room of Surveyors Council of Nigeria (SURCON), Abuja.
The chairman said public and civil servant were expected to declare their assets in every four (4) years to avoid prosecution and conviction. He explained that the essence for the declaration was to establish credibility for public and civil servants and also help in the fight against corruption.
He further commended the leadership of OSGoF for organizing the training workshop in order to abreast its members of management and staff of the relevance of the asset declaration and the violations of the code of conduct. He therefore called on other MDAs to emulate OSGoF.
While declaring the workshop opened, the Surveyor-General of the Federation, Surv. Abdulganiyu Adeyemi Adebomehin urged the staff of OSGoF to take seriously the issues of the code of conduct for public and civil servants.
Surv. Adebomehin reiterated that the management decided to organize the training in order to acquaint the staff with the knowledge of functions of the CCB and the implications of falling foul of the principles and requirements of the code of conduct.
He urged staff of the office to ensure the declaration of their asset regularly as provided for in the code of conduct.
The training was facilitated by Rainbow Digital Global Consult LTD with Barrister Sufyan Ibrahin delivering paper on the “code of conduct for public officer in government business” and Mr Zephaniah Bulus on “asset declaration as a tool in the fight against corruption”. The participants were also taught on how to fill the asset declaration form.
Abu I. Michael
Head of Press and Public Relations, OSGoF.