The state director, Code of Conduct Bureau in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mr. Usman Suleiman, has stated that it is mandatory for all public officers, whether elected or appointed, to collect and sign the code of conduct form.
Speaking during a meeting with staff of Area Council Services Secretariat (ACSS) in the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Suleiman cautioned them to declare only those assets they actually own at the time of filling the form, which according to him, is the requirement of the law.
While thanking the secretariat for a warm reception, the director re-emphasised that Code of Conduct is about tackling corruption and ensuring accountability in public service.
Earlier, the secretary, ACSS, Mallam Adamu Abubakar Bappah, had appealed to staff of the secretariat to fill the forms as required by the Code of Conduct Bureau act.
Bappah commended the state director of the bureau for the visit and promised that the secretariat would partner with FCT Code of Conduct Bureau, to ensure that staff fill the forms and resubmit them.