CCB Chairman Tasks Public Servants to be Selfless, Eschew Personal Interests
As work resumes in full swing across the nation in the coming weeks following the end of the Yuletide season and public holidays, workers have been enjoined to rededicate themselves to duty with commitment.
This charge was made by Prof. Mohammed Isah, the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) in a new year message made available to news men in Abuja.
In a press statement signed by the Chairman, he called on public workers to remember their obligations to the state especially as the government has shown it’s enthusiasm and willingness to cater for the new minimum wage which was captured in the 2019 Budget proposal recently submitted to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari. “As public servants, we owe Nigerians a duty to ensure that government services are rendered with a high sense of duty and without discrimination whatsoever irrespective of whoever so request such Services”, Prof Mohammed Isah emphasized. He added that “civil servants should not forget their Code of Conduct as enshrined in the Workers Policy Handbook which forbids among other things any self serving interest, personal gratification or activities that will be tantamount to disloyalty and abuse of office”.
He stressed that while the government will always reward dedication to duty, it will also ensure that ethics of service are upheld as contained in the mandate of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB). While reinstating the present administration’s fight against corruption, Prof Mohammed said the CCB will not spare any public servant found wanting in his or her duty call.
According to him, the Code of Conduct Bureau is a foremost body set up to maintain a high standard of public 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”.
The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) is the pioneer anti-corruption agency set up by the Federal Government of Nigeria. It has the primary responsibility of checking corrupt practices in the Nigerian Public service
He called on workers to compliment the efforts of the government towards the enthronement and promotion of high moral standards, values and discipline in the conduct of government functions.