ICPC, CCB agree to Confront Corrupt Practices

The Oyo State Office of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has applauded the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) on its initiative of sensitizing the public on the Bureau guidelines and pledged to collaborate with the Bureau to confront corrupt practices.

Mr. Oluwole David, an Assistant Commissioner, who represented the ICPC Oyo Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner (RACC) at a sensitization session organized by the two agencies, assured the CCB of the Commission’s readiness to collaborate in whatever capacity as the fight against corruption cannot be done in isolation by any anti-corruption agency.

Delivering a lecture at the sensitisation programme, Mr. Amao Bolaji, Deputy Chief Superintendent of the Bureau, stated that it became necessary to sensitise ICPC staff because most officers of MDAs only knew of the “Asset Declaration” among the 14 guidelines as enlisted in the Fifth schedule of the 1999 Constitution.

According to Bolaji, there were 14 guidelines listed in the Fifth Schedule of the 1999 Constitution and the essence of these is to ensure a very high level of public morality. view whether public officers had complied fully with all the provisions.

Also speaking at the event, another officer of the Bureau, Superintendent Ologun Adebola expounded on how to fill the Assets Declaration form accurately and correctly.

Given a closing remark, Mrs. Faustina Adeoluwa of the Legal department of ICPC, acknowledged and praised the efforts of the CCB in taking the time to educate and enlighten ICPC officers.