The Presidency has warned members of the State House Anti- Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU)not to betray the trust and confidence reposed in them.
Speaking during the inauguration of the unit on Thursday in Abuja, Permanent Secretary, State House, Tijjani Umar, said the presidency will not hesitate to punish any official found culpable of wrongdoing.
Umar added the members were specifically chosen out of the staff of the State House based on their integrity and overall effort in their service delivery.
He said: “We expect that the ACTU State House team that is being inaugurated today will not betray our trust and confidence, otherwise we shall be compelled to make an example of you in the event of any erring behaviour.
”I think that’s where we start from today. On our part, the management will lead by example.
”We are making this commitment today and hold ourselves to high standards of behaviour so that ACTU doesn’t have to worry itself about looking at the side of management.”
“The subject of good governance is a straightforward one and it’s all about playing the game by the rules.
”For me, that’s the bottom line. Government activities are governed by rules and at the entry point, every one of us around this table was given basic training.
“That includes understanding the Public Service Rules, as well as the Financial Regulations, and every one of us ought to, and is expected to apply the rules and be guided by them in all our transactions.”
Naija News reports that the new unit was inaugurated by the chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) represented by the Director, System Studies, Abbia Udofia.
Members of the new unit include Chairman in Administration Department, Gaji Usman; Finance and Account, Hadiza Haruna-Tanko; Procurement, Ubi Sunday; and State House Clinic, Ayoola Olurin.
Others are Finance and Account, Omezi Onyema; Office of the Vice President, Hadiza Musa; and Maintenance, Usman Mohammed.