The Code of Conduct Bureau received the current participants of course 21 titled, Policy and Strategy and leadership Course [PLSC] of the National Institute of; Policy and Strategy (NIPSS) Kuru ,Jos recently in Abuja.
While receiving the course participants ,on behalf of the Bureau ,the Chairman Code of Conduct Bureau, Mr Sam Saba said he was delighted to have for the first time the course participants from the prestigious institute, stressing that the study tour by the participants to CCB would provide them with the opportunity to have greater insights into the processes ,procedures and the challenges being faced by the Bureau in pursuance of it’s mandate.
The Chairman Code of Conduct Bureau Mr Sam Saba took time to explain that the rate of compliance in terms of declaration of Assets by public officers has greatly increased since the present administration assumed leadership.
Saba said, the Bureau has a clear mandate; ‘’to establish and maintain a high standard of morality in the conduct of government business and to ensure that the actions and behaviour of public officers conform to the highest standards of public morality and accountability”. Furthermore he said the Bureau has power to receive, examine and retain custody of Asset declaration from public officers.
In response, the leader of the team Mr.Asipita S.Umar extended warm greeting of D.G NIPSS to the Bureau and thanked the Chairman for personally receiving them.
Mr Asipta went down the memory lane to give a brief history of NIPSS before attaining it’s present status, stressing that NIPSS has trained public and private Officers who are today heading various organisations both in private and public.
Mr Asipta explained that their mission of embarking on their study tour to CCB was to interact with the officials of the Bureau for them to be well informed of the activities, programmes and achievements recorded in fighting corruption in Nigeria since the coming of the present administration of President Muhammed Buhari. Also interaction would provide them the opportunity to make meaningful suggestions to the challenges being faced by the CCB to the government in order to make it perform effectively in carrying out it’s mandate.
In conclusion, after the presentation of papers by key departments, and questions and answers session, the Secretary of the CCB Mrs Kolawole thanked the participants for having interest in the work of the CCB.She assured them of further interaction so as to improve the performance of the Bureau to the benefit of this country . She, however, wished them safe return to their destination.
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