Imbibe Omoluabi virtues, Osun LG workers charged
From Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
Local Government staff in Osun State have been urged to eschew corruption and imbibe the spirit of ‘Omoluabi’ in the discharge of their duties.
The State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola gave the advice in Osogbo during the opening ceremony of a three-day Collaborative Sensitization Workshop on Anti-corruption, Ethics and Integrity for the Management Staff of Osun Local Government Service.
Oyetola in his opening remarks commended the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for the roles played in creating awareness to curb corruption in the country over the years.
He further averred that the anti-corruption body had displayed indisputable guts to eradicate corruption both locally and nationally.
Oyetola, who was represented by the Chairman, Local Government Service Commission, Mr ‘Tunde Adedeji admonished local government staff to imbibe good characters and shun corruption in their places of work.
In his address of welcome, the Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC), Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, who was represented by the Director of Education, ICPC, Mr. Mohammed Ashiru noted that from the petition received and investigation carried out, the commission had discovered wanton disregard to anti-corruption laws and abuse of extant regulations governing Local Government administration.
Owasanoye explained that issues such as abuse of procurement process, bribery, gratification, embezzlement, misappropriation and outright stealing are some of the infractions discovered.