The Code of Conduct Bureau held its Annual National Seminar with the theme : ‘Fighting Corruption for the Socio-Economic Development in Nigeria’.
The programme took place both physically and virtually.
Present at the event were the Chairman Code of Conduct Bureau, Prof. Mohammed Isah as well as other members of the CCB board. The Chairman CCB in his opening remarks stated that the event is the first of its kind in the history of the organization adding that its objective is to reduce corrupt tendencies by public office holders.
He also advocated for the entrenchment of strategic policies to reduce corrupt practices for the attainment of the goals and aspirations of the country.
The keynote address was delivered by The Attorney General of the Federation/Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami SAN. He applauded the CCB for organizing the event and restated the critical roles of the CCB in building a corrupt free nation.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation in person of Boss Mustapha delivered his
goodwill message while re-iterating President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to fighting corruption in the Public Service.
The Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr. Ali Isa Pantami called for the digitization of government processes to reduce the scourge of corruption in the country while pledging to support CCB in her ICT needs in line with the Federal Government’s commitment to go digital.
The keynote lecture was delivered by 2 Professors, Olufemi Mimiko (MNI) and Mamman Lawal Yusufari (SAN). The themes of the lectures are: The impact of Public Sector Corruption for Socio-Economic Development in Nigeria and Code of Conduct Bureau: Its Establishment, Structure, Powers and Mandate for effective fight against corruption.
The key message of the lecture was that corruption is an ill wind that blows the nation no good and all hands must be on deck in eliminating the menace of corruption in Nigeria.
In attendance were the Governor of Central Bank, Member CCT, who gave their goodwill messages and pledging support to the CCB. Others were Chairman ICPC, Chairman EFCC, DG NITDA, CSO, and over 500 participants virtually.