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Political Appointees Urged To Embrace Dignity In Service


By Niyi Adeyi

Senior political office holders in the country have been enjoined to be a role model with respect to prudence, discipline and integrity.

The newly appointed Permanent Secretary of the State House, Engineer Nebolisa Emordi, made the call Thursday in Abuja, in his opening remarks at an Anti-Corruption Sensitization Programme for Management and Staff of the State House,  organized in collaboration with the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC),

In a statement issued by the office of the Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), Emordi, lamented that the desire for “quick self-enrichment had sadly derailed professionalism in some public institutions”.

He said that civil servants in the State House must be particularly careful in their conduct and also watchful of relationships that could taint their careers, especially as it related to issues of “graft and corruption”.

The Permanent Secretary also warned members of staff of the State House that their special positions would not shield them from the search light of the anti-corruption agencies in the country.

Chairman of the ICPC, Mr. Ekpo Nta who was represented at the event by the Deputy Director (Prosecution), Mr. Akeem Lawal, in his presentation stressed fight against corruption in the country was beyond self-discipline and personal integrity, but included willingness to expose and share information on corrupt public servants.

“Public trust is the greatest trust ever and public servants must live by the tenets of their profession as they work on behalf of unsuspecting people who have entrusted them to look after the country with integrity, humility and selflessness, Nta emphasized.


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