Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has called for strict compliance to the assets declaration and code of conduct for public office holders in the state.
He made this call during a workshop organised by the state government in collaboration with the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) for holders of public offices.
Ugwuanyi, who made this call on Saturday, reiterated his belief in the full compliance with the provisions of all extant laws of the establishment at the beginning and end of the tenure of every public servant, as it will help the government’s effort to fight and nip corruption in the bud.
On his part, the governor revealed that his administration has imbibed asset declaration for public officers as a rule before assuming office.
This, he urged the organizers to promote the practice among public office holders.
“I, therefore, recommend that the bureau should utilize this programme at the four-year interval to promote the compliance of public officers with provisions of all extant laws on this subject matter with the beginning and end of their tenure,” he said.
In his remark, the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), Professor Mohammed Isah, noted that asset declaration frees public officers of unnecessary suspicion.
“Public officers are very much afraid of declaring their assets. But there is nothing to fear about it. The more you declare your assets, the more you free yourself from unnecessary suspicion,” he said.
He also hailed Governor Ugwuanyi for his exceptional support and commitment to the rules of the agency.