Convinced about the need for public officers to be properly sensitised about the modalities for declaring assets, and towards preventing civil servants from running foul of the law, the Kwara State Directorate of National Orientation Agency has organised a one day sensitization forum for staffers in the Directorate.
The sensitisation was done by Mrs A.G Afolabi, the State Cordinator and other Staff of the Code of Conduct Bureau, a government organ designed to eradicate corrupt practices, maintain transparency, accountability& honesty in Public Service and establish a high standard of morality among government officials.
Mrs Afolabi noted that Civil Servants on Grade Level 7 & above are expected to fill the asset declaration form every four years and should be aware of and avoid 14 codes while carrying out their duties. The codes include, double emolument, demand for gratification, receiving loans from contractors, abuse of power, etc. The violation of such codes, according to her attracts dismissal from civil service, being prosecuted at the conduct tribunal as well as seizure of belongings and property.
She also emphasised that the forms should be collected on time, returned on time, properly and honestly filled and attested to by only a High Court.
As part of the sensitization, Staffers of the Agency were taken through a practical demonstration of how to properly fill the asset form to avoid mistakes and complications.
While encouraging members of staff to adhere strictly to the information shared by the CCB officials, Mr Olusegun Adeyemi, the State Director of National Orientation Agency, Kwara State emphasised the fact that civil servants must obey constituted authority and NOA staff should be at the forefront of sensitizing other civil servants. He also commended CCB, Kwara for the sensitization and assured that the Agency would further enlighten others.