The Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, today concluded a two-day training programme on accountability and transparency for different cadre of officers in the 23 Local Government Areas of Kaduna State, including chairmen, finance officers, among others. The programme with the theme, “Enhancing Fiscal Discipline in Local Government Administration,” held from 19th to 20th, December, 2022 at Butterfly Hotel in Kaduna.
Declaring the programme open, Kaduna State Deputy Governor, Dr, Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe advised participants to be attentive and ensure the knowledge acquired during the programme impacts their duties, adding that the state government was committed to reforming local government administration in the state.
Officers drawn from key operational units of the Command made presentations at the two day programme. ACEII Sadiq Abubakar, who presented a paper on “Understanding the Concept of Money Laundering” warned the officers on the perils of diverting public resources to personal use, as he highlighted the various laws regulating the conduct of public expenditures and the responsibilities of public officers for compliance with extant laws and regulations.
Usman Ibarhim Adoke, Head, Procurement Fraud, Kaduna Zonal Command, examined the “Role of EFCC in Curbing Procurement Fraud” while Haruna Dauda, Head, Tax Fraud Section, focused on tax fraud, emphasizing the implications of not remitting taxes to the appropriate authorities as at when due.
The workshop was organized by the Ministry of Local Government Affairs, Kaduna State.