Highest level of corruption is in public service - CCB's boss

Highest level of corruption is in public service - CCB's boss

- Isa Mohammed, CCB chairman, has referred to the public service sector as the most corrupt in Nigeria

- Mohammed said that most of the criminal activities related to contracts are carried out by influential public servants

- The CCB chairman, however, said that the agency is currently monitoring the activities of such people in the service

The chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), Isa Mohammed, has identified the public service as the most corrupt sector in Nigeria.

Mohammed, who, on Tuesday, November 26, said that the agency has put measures in place to track the activities of some top public servants, added that the highest level of corruption is in the sector.

The CCB's boss said that fraudulent activities in contracts funded by the federal government are mostly carried out by public servants.

He said: “No contractor in Nigeria in terms of works, services and supply of goods can perpetuate anything by his own right because if you are supplying to the government, you have to collaborate with the public officer to perpetuate the needed corruption.”

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Mohammed said that the agency is presently on the lookout for some categories of public servants like political office holders, either elected and appointed, top government functionaries, the career civil servants, from the permanent secretaries and directors.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported earlier that the chairman of Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), Prof Bolaji Owasanoye, had disclosed that there are some government officials who should be sent out of the system.

According to Owasanoye, some of the civil servants in the country who are convicted over issues of corruption, serve their terms and return to work.

The ICPC also demanded that government officials facing investigation for corruption issues should be suspended from their jobs.

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