Public fund misuse: Masari warns on hereafter punishment
From Muawuya Bala Idris, Katsina
Katsina State governor, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari has warned civil servants in the state against misuse of public fund, saying they will be accountable in the hereafter.
Masari spoke while declaring a two-day workshop on Strict Compliance with Assets Declaration and Code of Conduct for the state public office holders.
He said the position they occupied was based on public trust which must be maintained and sustained in their own interest for accountability in the hereafter.
Masari said the workshop, which comprised participants drawn from the top echelon of the state service, was meant to acquaint both political and public office holders of the Code of Conduct.
“The workshop was envisaged to enrich and guide participants on ways to maintain high standard of morality and accountability in the conduct of government business,” he said.
He urged the participants to put all efforts in consolidating the various laudable projects and programmes initiated and implemented by APC administration.
This, he said, could only be realized through ensuring transparency, decorum, accountability as well judicious utilization of public resources.
Earlier, the state Head of Service, Alhaji Idris Usman Tune, said the workshop was part of the resolutions of APC administration to accord priority to training and staff development.
Tune tasked participants to strive to conform with the guidance of asset declaration as well as oath of allegiance in taking appointments and guiding principles in conducting government business.
In a keynote address, the Executive Chairman of Code of Conduct Bureau, Prof. Isah Muhammad requested the participants to put into practice the rudiments of the workshop for public service development in the state.