Public Office is a trust don't abuse it



GUIDELINES – A petition can be defined as a formal or written document signed and could be sometimes anonymous, reporting alleged dishonest or illegal activities (misconduct) to a constituted authority or Agency.
The guidelines on petition writing and submission are as follows:

  • The petitioner should address his petition to the Chairman, Code of Conduct Bureau.
  • Write the name of the public officer that has committed the offence, his/her designation and the office address.
  • State very clearly the alleged offence of the public officer.
  • Provide any evidence that can support your petition
  • Indicate your address, email address  and phone number so that you could be contacted for additional information.
  • Submit by email or through any of the 36 states offices and FCT office or the CCB headquarters at the Federal Secretariat Abuja.



Codes of Coduct

Code 1 - Conflict of Interest

Conflict of Interest - A public officer shall not put himself in a position where his personal interest conflicts with his duties and responsibilities.

Code 2 - Restriction on Specified Officers

Restriction on Specified Officers - A public officer shall not:
(a) receive or be paid the emoluments of any public office at the same time as he receives or is paid emoluments of any other public office; or
(b) except where he is not employed on full time basis, engage or participate in the management or running of any private business, profession or trade; but nothing in this sub-paragraph shall prevent a public officer from engaging in farming.

Code 3 - Prohibition of Foreign Accounts

Prohibition of Foreign Accounts - The President, Vice President, Governor, Deputy Governor, Ministers of the Government of the Federation and Commissioners of the Governments of the States, members of the National Assembly and the Houses of Assembly of the States, and such other public officers or persons as the National Assembly may by law prescribe shall not maintain or operate a bank account in any country outside Nigeria.

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