Code of conduct: 95 percent of public officers liable for prosecution

Code of conduct: 95 percent of public officers liable for prosecution

Freedom of information (FOI) Act Counsel, Mr. President Aigbokhan has said 95 percent of public officers in Nigeria were liable for prosecution. He said poor understanding of the letters of 19 commitments to the code, accounts for the reason why most public officers often commit infractions ignorantly. Aigbokhan said this at a training workshop for

Freedom of information (FOI) Act Counsel, Mr. President Aigbokhan has said 95 percent of public officers in Nigeria were liable for prosecution.

He said poor understanding of the letters of 19 commitments to the code, accounts for the reason why most public officers often commit infractions ignorantly.

Aigbokhan said this at a training workshop for selected management Staff of Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Edo State.

According to him, “95 percent of public officers in Nigeria are in breach of code of conduct”.

He decried the breakdown of ethical values, conflict in both private and public interests, undue exercise of discretions of courts in matters relating to abuse of office and code of conduct of public officers.

Aigbokhan who spoke on the topic: “Code of conduct for public officers”, said: “There is a serious victimization on code of conduct and asset declaration in Nigeria”.

Earlier in his welcome address, the Vice-Chancellor of Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Prof. Ignatius Onimawo, charged the participants to explore the benefits offered during the training for optimal productivity.

The two-Day workshop is expected to enhance the proficiency skills and replenish knowledge of academia as well as ward-off emerging threats.

The workshop which was at the instance of the Vice-Chancellor of AAU, Prof. Ignatius Onimawo and supported by the Directorate of Research Publication and Development in order to gain a range of advanced managerial skills.

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