The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has applauded the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) for acknowledging the positive attitude of public office holders in the State to assets declaration, thereby ensuring the constitutional duty of the Bureau is achieved.
Prince Abiodun who made this known in his office at Oke-mosan, Abeokuta, when he received the Chairman CCB, Prof. Isah Mohammed and other members of the Bureau, said his team opted to fulfil the task of assets declaration as it was a constitutional requirement as a public servant.
“I want to thank you for acknowledging that we’ve been very compliant. It was a challenge coming from the private sector where nobody asked us for anything and then we get a form and they started saying we have to do this, we have to do that. These are the kind of prices you pay for being a public office holder”, he said.
While reiterating his administration’s resolve to be free, fair and obey the rule of law, Abiodun noted that he had to convince members of his team to adhere strictly to the demands of the Bureau in order to reflect their commitment to contribute their quota to governance, adding that they were ready to confront any challenge that come their way.
In his remarks, the Chairman of CCB, Prof. Isah Mohammed noted that he was in the State to attend the Judges’ Conference and had to make it a duty to visit the Governor, so as to commend his compliance in declaring his assets.
“This is a highly commendable conduct from the Governor. We appreciate his laudable example as we have received a report of compliance from the governor”, he said.
He urged the Governor to assist the Bureau achieve set goals, by mandating public office holders and public servants comply with the provisions of the law, adding that its establishment was constitutional and one of the pioneer anti-corruption agencies which had been in existence for the past 30 years.