EFCC Urges Edo Civil Servants to Uphold Workplace Ethics

EFCC Urges Edo Civil Servants to Uphold Workplace Ethics

The Benin Acting Zonal Commander, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, ACE Nkechi Ude on Thursday, February 9, 2023, charged civil servants in Edo State to uphold standards and ethics in the discharge of their duties. 

She stated this during an engagement with mid and senior civil servants in the state. Speaking through the Head of Public Affairs Department, ACE Williams Oseghale, on the topic Fiscal Accountability, Standards and Ethics of a Civil/Public Servant, Ude charged them to shun unethical behaviour. "Lack of fiscal accountability, standards and ethics is what breed corruption in both private and public service.  As civil servants, we must intentionally abide and adhere to standards and ethics of the work place," she said.

She informed them that Section 7(b) of the EFCC Establishment Act empowers the Commission to investigate anybody including civil servants if they are suspected to be living beyond their income.

Sarah Esangbedo Ajose-Adeogun, Special Adviser to the Edo State Governor on Strategy, Policy, Projects and Performance Management, stated that the engagement was to enhance and drive transformation in the civil service "where integrity, productivity and service delivery are its hallmark".

The event also witnessed the unveiling of Code of Ethics Handbook for civil servants in the state by the Executive Governor, Godwin Obaseki.

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