Civil servants urged to shun corruption

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Civil servants have been urged to shun corruption and other related offences in their work places, in line with the anti-corruption mantra of the government. Human Resources Management Director, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Ajibola Ibrahim, made the call in Abuja during the Sensitisation and Awareness Creation Workshop on Transparency and Anti-Corruption Practices, organised for junior officers. Ajibola said the workshop would educate the participants on the proper understanding of corruption, as well as their roles in curbing the menace. She noted that corruption was not limited to financial crimes alone, but included the little things you do, or neglect to do, in the conduct of your daily duties like movement of files, handling mails/other official documents. Also, the Ministry’s  Director, Special Duties/Projects, Dr. M. E. Nwordu, said the workshop would arm junior officers with adequate information to guide their engagements in line with the principles and practices of transparency. She was optimistic that the workshop would lead to enhanced service delivery and aid the war against corruption. In his presentation : “The integrity imperative in the workplace”, the Resource Person from the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Mr. Ahmed Abdul, enjoined the management of the ministry to provide not only punitive measures for corrupt practices, but also reward officers for outstanding performance as a motivation to staff.

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