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CMD of Kogi HMB bags Ambassador of Ethics & Conscience Award

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The Centre for Ethics and Self Value Orientation (CESVO), Lokoja, has conferred “Ambassador of Ethics and Conscience’’ Award, on the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Kogi Hospitals Management Board (KSHMB), Dr Zakari Usman.

Presenting the award to the CMD in Lokoja on Friday, the Executive Director of the NGO, Mr Salih Yakubu, said the recipient’s personal leadership traits was secretly and independently assessed in key thematic areas.

Yakubu mentioned the thematic areas as: integrity, transparency & accountability, time management skills, servicom compliance, advanced emotional intelligent, public accountability, due process, innovative & leadership skils, among others.

According to Yakubu, the CESVO is an international Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), exposing corruption, promoting ethical leadership, education and value re-orientation.

“As an anti-corruption NGO, we are secret independent assesment organisation, because we have realised that in assessing public institutions if you consult them, they will want to induce you.

“So, we are doing our investigation secretly and discretely without the consent of our target subject of assessment, which is what we did in the case of KSHMB

“For over seven years, we have been conducting this similar exercise in Kogi and the same board has been featured three times in our corruption index interms of the state MDAs index.

“But this time around within just a year of this leadership, our secret investigation revealed that lots of reforms have been put in place even though they are not there yet.

“If the management is prudent and responsive, the hospitals under their care would surely render qualitative service delivery to the people.

“Ours is to encourage them and that is why we intend to train 100 of their staff on ethical values, as our own appreciation to them for being responsible managers,” Yakubu said.

He added that the NGO had trained over 3000 lecturers of tertiary in both federal and state tertiary insitutions, which is a modern way of stopping corruption.

The CMD told NAN that he felt humbled and honoured about the award bestowed on him, saying “it is a form of encouragement and impetus to do more.

“I feel good and excited that I am contiributing something and people are independently acknowledging it.”

He noted that he had actually refused and turned down several awards because lots of them could not say what I did to deserve those awards.

“But this NGO has been able to tell us not only what we are doing right, but even gone beyond convincing us of their due diligence by also relating to issues in our health facilities in the local government areas.

“It tells us that whatever we are doing right and people are acknowledging it, we should step up and go beyond the level of what we are doing now.

“We need to keep pushing the frontiers, breaking bariers and overcoming challenges, until the last person that walks out of any of our facilities is very happy and contended by the services provided,” Zakari said.

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Kano commissioner explains why Salihu Tanko-Yakasai was booted out

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Kano commissioner explains why Salihu Tanko-Yakasai was booted out

The Kano state information commissioner, Muhammad Garba, revealed reason why Tanko-Yakassai was relieved of his appointment.
He said he was sacked for “unguarded comments”
Although a member of the APC, Tanko-Yakassai had on several occasions criticised the government.
This time around Tanko-Yakasai a.k.a Dawisu, had criticised President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) over worsening insecurity in the country.
Garba indicated that the aide could not be allowed to continue to serve in a government he does not believe in as he was unable to differentiate between personal opinion and official stand on matters of public concern.

It would be recalled the same aid was once suspended in October for two weeks for being on the same page with #EndSARS protesters.
He was reported to have been arrested and detained at the State Security Service (SSS) headquarters in Abuja.
He was quoted to have asked President Buhari Muhammadu to do something about Nigeria’s worsening insecurity or resign

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EFCC: Bawa vows to work by the constitution rather than external Influence

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EFCC: Bawa vows to work by the constitution rather than external Influence

By Sunday Joseph

The newly confirmed substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Abdulrasheed Bawa has vowed to work by the constitution and not by external influence.

Bawa spoke during the question and answer session at plenary said it applies also to ongoing investigations.
The organization according to him, will work on proactive approach and not being reactionary in the fight against corruption.
He disclosed to senators that he was not involved in the sale of trucks in port Harcourt, saying that the secretary and 3 directors sold the assets because they were forfeited to the federal government.
Bawa clarify the issues on witch hunting which he said has been trending since the inception of EFCC, however he said it would be addressed.
On media trial, he said most of the matters are in the public domain therefore it is beyond the control of the commission.
Deputy senate president Omo Agge said President Buhari’s nominee is a good product and his unique nomination has generated hope for millon’s of youths.

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Bawa as EFCC Chairman, Excellent Choice, Says ex-Rep Karimi

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Bawa as EFCC Chairman, Excellent Choice, Says ex-Rep Karimi

Two time member of Federal House of Representatives, Hon Sunday Karimi has commended the recommendation of Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa as new Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), by President Muhammadu Buhari.

In line with the recommendation of Justice Isa Ayo Salami’s panel, President Buhari on Tuesday broke the 18-year tradition of appointing policemen as chairman of the EFCC, with his choice of Bawa, a Course One EFCC Cadet product.

Bawa, if confirmed , will be the first EFCC’s cadet to head the commission. He will replace suspended Acting Chairman Ibrahim Magu.

Hon Karimi, who represented Yagba Federal Constituency, Kogi State in the 7th and 8th Assembly, in a statement on Friday described Bawa’s choice as a round peg in a round hole.

According to the former Rep, “With my deep knowledge of the workings of the outfit in the last decade, the choice of Bawa provides an opportunity for an insider with excellent intellectual abilities, youthful vigor and a total shift from police lock up and charge and bail attitude to transformation into real professionalism in financial crimes investigation as it is carried out in other civilzed communities”.

Karimi declared that contrary to recent attempts to “run Mr Bawa down at all cost”, he is one of the few trusted hands in the organization that are incorriptible.

“He approaches his schedules with humility and he is a very sound officer. He will surely reposition EFCC as a top intelligence outfit. His choice presents an opportunity for those that were trained by the organization to lead the service”, he added

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