Corruption and Underdevelopment

ICPC sensitizes staffers of Bauchi Revenue Service on integrity, others

By Paul Michael

Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has charged management staffers of the Bauchi State Board of Internal Revenue Service to imbibe the tenets of integrity and transparency and be accountable in every business that concerns their official responsibilities.

Mr Mohammad Baba Fika, an officer of the ICPC Bauchi office, gave the charge during a sensitization and mobilization session carried out with the Board on how to tackle the menace of corruption that has marred every sector of the country recently.

Presenting a paper titled ‘Integrity Structures and Corruption Prevention Plans for the Bauchi State Board of Internal Revenue Services’, Fika took the management through the brief history of the Commission, offences and punishment under the ICPC Act as well as some achievements of the Commission.

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The Executive Chairman of the Board, Alhaji Ahmed B. Jibril in his remarks, commended the Commission especially the Bauchi State office for the initiative to sensitize the management and staff of the Board.

He affirmed that their management agreed to be sensitized first as the drivers of the policies of the Board before other categories of staff.

He appreciated the paper presented by the Commission and promised to institutionalize the integrity structures and corruption prevention mechanism recommended in the paper and admonished the management staff to live above board in the discharge of their duties and manage their subordinate officers.

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