Transport ministry vows to sustain zero tolerance for corruption among staff

Magdalene Ajani, the permanent secretary of the ministry of transportation, has said the ministry will sustain its zero tolerance for corruption among the staff.

Mrs Ajani stated this in her remarks at the opening of a 2-day sensitisation and enlightenment workshop organised by the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) in the ministry.

The theme of the event is: “Uprooting Corruption and Promoting Honest and Integrity.”

Mrs Ajani also said ensuring zero tolerance for corrupt practices would deepen the effectiveness and integrity of the staff.

She added that the time had come to reposition the ministry towards better performance by uprooting corruption and promoting integrity and ethics.

“The workshop is something we have done consequently since 2021. It is a reminder workshop to avoid every unethical practice in service delivery.

“We want people to deliver service in a very ethical way, exhibiting professionalism, integrity, honesty and transparency.

“There are five values watch words- accountability, meritocracy, professionalism, loyalty and ethical practice. These are the things that safeguard you in terms of service delivery,” she said.

Mrs Ajani, who was also the permanent secretary of the ministry of marine and blue economy, stated that efficient service delivery would also be looked into in her new posting.

According to her, people must be ethical in their practices in terms of professionalism and rendering efficient output to the populace.

She said lateness to work is an unethical practice against effective delivery of services.

She added that using office materials for personal use is also unethical.

The permanent secretary said the ministry operates 100 per cent online to ensure work is done in the office and out of office.

According to her, the ministry embarked on digitisation process to strengthen service delivery.

“Digitising our documents and then working with an enterprise’s content management has helped us to improve efficiency of service delivery. You can possibly work anywhere in the world.

“Digitalisation makes work easier, better, efficient and makes the work done in or out of the office.

“The world has gone high-tech and hybrid workspace boosts effectiveness,” she said.

Speaking, Vivian Nwosu, director special duties, federal ministry of transport, appealed to the federal government to fulfil its promises of increasing staff salaries

According to her, the staff salaries ought to be increased for them to cope with the present economic situation in the country.


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