Labour Ministry Charges Staff on Ethical Conduct, Corruption in Work Place
The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Bolaji Adebiyi, has reaffirmed his Ministry’s commitment towards mitigating unethical conduct and corrupt tendencies in the work place through public education, enlightment creation and sensitization workshops for effective service delivery.
The permanent Secretary, who was represented by the Director, Human Resources Management in the Ministry, Abdulrahim Ajibola Ibrahim, Stated this today at a one day sensitization workshop for management Staff on “Public Sector Corruption and Risk Mitigation and work ethics”.
Adebiyi emphasised that the Anti-corruption crusade is premised on the quest to institutionalize good governance, a panacea for inclusive growth and development in the pursuit of government agenda of openness, probity self-discipline, transparency and accountability in an effort to positively transform the Ministerial, department and Agencies.
According to him, “The Government’s crusade of National rebirth and social regeneration was necessitated by the need to urgently correct the damage done to MDAs image over years”. Fortunately, this administration has successfully diagnosed the bane and has strengthened the required legal frame work to combat corruption at all levels including all MDAs, with the aim of bringing about a new social economic and political order, adding that, “We all recognize, however, that the fight against corruption is not an end, the end is durable transformation of our society and our Nations Institutions of Governance, so as to usher in a culture of good governance and integrity”. He called on all participants to take full advantage of the workshop as a wake-up call towards updating their knowledge in order to facilitate effective discharge of their assigned responsibilities.
He, however, advocated for attitudinal change to be embraced by the participants towards sensitizing them against evils of corruption, the need to have a zero tolerance for corruption and to accept the danger corruption poses to development.
Earlier in her remarks, the Chairman of the Anti-corruption and Transparency Unit of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Mrs. Caroline Naanpoe Hata, said that Since the inception of present administration of President Buhari’s administration, efforts have been sustained towards fighting the cankerworm of corruption and it is to the credit of Mr. President that he has not relented in his effort because he sees corruption as a virus that threatens the very fabric of our society which, if not seriously addressed, is capable of endangering the present and future of the Staff and that of our Children’’, while calling on all concerned to expose corruption wherever it is found, saying that Publicity is a powerful tool in the fight against corruption’’. She enthused
In his own Paper, the Chief program officer of ICPC Academy, Mr Ahmed Abdul, said that ‘’to avoid the trap of corrupt practices, Public servants should manage their finances and learn to live within their means, develop a firm fiber that can resist pressure from doing wrong things in the civil service’’ he concluded.
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