William Attah, Gombe
Gombe State Governor, Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya has directed all public officers in the State to declare their assets as provided by the Code of Conduct Bureau law.
The Governor, who restated his administration’s commitment to probity, accountability and transparency in the conduct of government’s business gave the directive in Gombe during the opening of a one-day workshop for public officials in the state.
The workshop which is a partnership between the CCB and the Gombe state Government was with the theme: “ Strict Compliance with Assets Declaration and Code of Conduct for Public Officials.”
The Governor said the need for transparency led to the establishment of bureau of public service reform in the state, bureau of public procurement, implementation of Treasury Single Account and the state’s steering committee on implementation of reforms.
He said the workshop was timely considering the administration’s commitment to reforming and strengthening the public service sector in Gombe state.
According to him, the workshop would involve public officials across the three arms of government and would be conducted in phases starting with the executive arm.
Professor Isah Mohammed, the chairman of CCB, said his bureau has the mandate to give training in line with the political will of the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari to fight corruption.
Represented by Engr. Saad Abdullahi, Federal Commissioner, CCB, Northeast zone, Mohammed said information plays a major role in helping officials understand their functions in government and the need to abide by the codes of conduct.
The managing Consultant for the workshop, Olukomi Ayokanmi, commended the Gombe state Government, adding that human capital development was key to entrenching good governance.
He said, the workshop emphasized letting the officials to know what their duty is to CCB as required by law adding that it is an opportunity for leadership of all agencies, military, ministries, State Governments to say their commitment to the fight against corruption.
Highlights of the occasion was the presentation of an award of excellence to Governor Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya for his integrity, accountability, transparency and probity in governance.