In a bit to ensure that all public officers understand the content of Code of Conduct for Public Officers, an explanatory manual which seeks to provide annotations to the codes for the comprehension of ordinary public officers was produced.
The Chairman CCB, Prof Isah Mohammed launched the manual on Tuesday 28th September, 2021, at Sheraton Hotel Abuja.
The Chairman who was represented by Barr. Murtala Kankia, a Federal Commissioner CCB noted that the project which was in collaboration with Technical Unit on Governance and Anti- Corruption Reforms (TUGAR) was timely, as it enhances the work of the Bureau.
He added that it is imperative to simplify the Codes for a dissuasive application of sanctions and to ensure that Public Officers are well aware of the content of the Codes as it affects government business.
The Head TUGAR, Lilian Ekeanyanwu did a step by step presentation of the explanatory manual on the code of conduct for public officers. She stated that this manual was borne out of the need to resolve the challenges of the Codes aligning with new issues in the fight against corruption.
The Head of Service of the Federation, Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan who was represented by Permanent Secretary Common Services, she said that the Codes is a vital tool to prevent corruption and indiscipline in the public service.
The UNODC country representative, Mr Oliver Stopple congratulated CCB and TUGAR for the launched of this manual, adding that that this was one of the recommendations of the review by United Nations Convention on Anti-Corruption (UNCAC).
Various goodwill messages were represented by Chairman ICPC, Senate Committee on Ethics and Anti-Corruption and the Bureau for Public Service Reforms.