From: ABBA BASHIR; Kuje
Over three thousand cases have been instituted against violators of the Code of Conduct Bureau CCB nationwide.
National Director, Advocacy and Educational Services Code of Conduct Bureau CCB Abuja, Mr Daniel Okafor who disclosed this at a two day workshop organised by the CCB in conjunction with the Nasarawa State Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs for officials of the thirteen local Government council’s in Lafia said, the cases are to serve as a deterrent to others.
Mister Okafor called on Public Office holders to ensure they declare their Assets on assumption of office and while bowing out.
He noted that the Workshop is aimed at equipping the participants with requisite knowledge to live a transparent and accountable life style while serving in public office, in line with the guidelines of the bureau as mandated by the constitution.
Mr. Okafor emphasized that the agency’s core mandate is aimed at preventing public office holders from amassing wealth for themselves at the detriment of others, bribery and corruption as well as preventing public officers from working in two places.
Some participants at the workshop, Speakers of Obi and Lafia Local government Legislative Councils, Mr Abdulmalik Malafia and Philibus Attah commended Organisers of the workshop promising to put the knowledge gained into action.
They described the workshop as apt and advised public office holders to ensure assets declaration during and before leaving office to avoid sanctions.
Correspondent Samuel Kuje reports that Chairmen, Secretaries and councillor’s drawn from the thirteen local Government council’s of the state are attending the two day workshop.