The permanent secretary Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Abdulkadir Mu’azu has identified efficient and accountable service delivery as panacea to corruption ravaging the public sector.
The Permanent Secretary who was represented by the director, Reform Coordination and Service Improvement Mr Atte Zacchaus stated this while declaring open a one-day sensitisation workshop with the theme ‘Nipping Corruption in the board in MMSD,’ organised by the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit of the ministry in Abuja, recently.
Mu’azu stated that effort of the management is to ensure that opportunities are not provided for corruption to thrive in the ministry added that there was need to expose the staff to various ways to tackle corruption.
While thanking the head of ACTU for the workshop, Mu’azu said the management will do its best to encourage the unit in the fight against corruption.
He enjoined participants to utilise the opportunity to equip themselves with the relevant skills for identifying and averting corruption considering the excellent and proficiency of the resource persons engaged in the workshop.
Earlier in his remarks, Chairman Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Professor Bolaji Owasaonye who was represented by an assistant commissioner in the commission Justin Kuatsea, said that the present administration’s choice of MMSD as one of the major agents of its economic diversification agenda has made it imperative to maintain a zero tolerance for corruption in the ministry.
Owasaonye charged members of ACTU to be worthy ambassadors of the commission by performing the watch-dog role in the ministry thereby sustaining a corrupt free mining and steel sector, stressing that ACTU in all MDA is regarded an extension of ICPC.