Nigeria toying with Code of Conduct in public service
Nigeria is trying to take measures to ensure transparency and accountability in the public service.
There are some who it can work in Africa’s most populous nation, but there are cynics who believe implementating a code of conduct in Nigeria is a far fetched dream.
WADR’s Abuja Correspondent says way authorities are trying to do this is through the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), which is constitutionally empowered to expose and denounce corruption. ''For rectitude in public service'' is the motto of the bureau.
The Bureau ensures automation of asset declaration process and filing, build a data base for assets declaration monitoring, track assets declaration process. It also prepares and issues new asset declaration identification numbers for both civil servants and political office holders.
In his speech at the opening of a workshop on the code, the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau, Chief Sam Saba said the training was intended to reposition the Bureau, in order to meet the changing needs of public office and the challenges of the digital revolution.
As WADR’s Abuja Correspondent Martins Martins reports, top figures, including the Nigerian police chief, the head of the anti graft agency, EFCC and state governors attended the code of conduct workshop.
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