Lack Of Supervision Contributes To Corruption In Public Places – EFCC
Lack of proper monitoring and effective supervision by the heads of agencies and accounting officers in their respective organisations contribute to corruption in the public service.
EFCC Head of Operations, Gombe zonal office, Aminu Ado Aliyu disclosed this today, December 2, 2017 in a paper entitled: “The Public Servant and the Anti-Corruption Crusade for Effective service Delivery in Nigeria” at a one day program organised by the Forum of Head of Federal Institutions organisations, Gombe State chapter at Federal Secretariate, Gombe.
He described corruption as the abuse of public office, trust or authority by conferring undue benefits on one self contrary to the statutory provisions and code of ethic for public servant such as offering and, or collecting bribes, inflation of contract sum, splitting of contract, over invoicing of supplies, tampering with payment vouchers, nepotism, unofficial use of public assets, electoral malpractice etc.
He also cited a scenario where a staff of a federal institution in Gombe was convicted and sentenced to five years imprisonment. The case which was investigated by the EFCC showed that the act was carried out due to poor supervision.
Aminu who urged the participants to join hands with the EFCC in fighting corruption said: “fighting corruption is a serious business that needs the support of everybody, though the EFCC have the statutory mandate as enshrined in the EFCC Establishment Act, we enjoin every one of you to join in the crusade, it is a collective responsibility. Therefore, all hands must be on deck to fight this canker worm to the bearest minimum for the progress and development of our dear nation”.
According to the Zonal Head, the event came at a right time because it is in tandem with the desire of the current leadership of the Commission led by the Ag. Executive Chairman, Ibrahim Magu as well as in line with the policy of the Buhari led administration to sanitize public service for effective service delivery in Nigeria.
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