The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Dr. Mohammed Umar Bello has called on staff of the Ministry to key into the anti- corruption campaign of the Federal Government to ensure good governance, and strive to promote strong institutions.
He stated this while declaring open a two- day staff sensitization/ workshop organized by Anti- Corruption and Transparency Unit for staff on grade levels 03- 17 during the week in Abuja.
Dr. Bello said, the workshop came at the right time to sensitize the staff on the ills and consequences of corrupt practices. He urged them to abreast themselves with the ethics and intergrity compliance in managing, financial and Administrative Systems of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAS).
In his words,’’ the Ministry is committed to total elimination of corrupt practices, hence the need to collaborate with Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences (ICPC) to eradicate the menace of corruption which retards economic growth and good governance in the Country’’.
In his key note address, the Chairman Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye reiterated the Commission’s resolve to partner with MDAS and to provide a three way approach in fighting corruption namely: Enforcement, Prevention and mass mobilization of the populace.
He further stressed that in achieving this mandate, the commission is working with Anti- Corruption Units of the Ministries to ensure total compliance.
Prof. Owansanoye commended the Ministry for the collaboration and the willingness to work with ICPC to achieve the objectives of sensitization and awareness to re awaken the commitment of staff and to promote corrupt- free work place.
FOR HEAD (PRESS AND PR)
30TH JANUARY 2020