Declare your assets, Osun tells workers
From Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
Civil servants and public officers in Osun state have been directed to declare their assets to avoid being sanctioned by the extant law of the country.
The Chairman, Local Government Service Commission, Elder Tunde Adedeji stated this at the flag-off of the Public Enlightenment Campaign on Assets Declaration and Code of Conduct for Public officers in Osogbo.
Adedeji noted that it is disheartening to observe that both civil servants and public officers either do not know or feign ignorance of the code of conduct.
He however encouraged council managers and Heads of Administration to guide and show good examples to other officers, particularly on the Code of Conduct and filling of Assets Declaration Forms.
In his presentation on ‘Exposition on Assets Declaration Exercise’, the Director, Code of Conduct Bureau, Prince Olufadeji Adeniyi emphasized that the Bureau is one of the anti-corruption agencies put in place by the Federal Government to fight corruption.
He added that it is an offence for any public officer not to declare all his assets.
Adeniyi said the Code of Conduct Bureau has the mandate to establish and maintain a high standard of morality in the conduct ofgovernment business and ensure that the action and behaviour of public officers conform with the highest standards of public morality and accountability.