The officers of the National Hajj Commission have been urged to shun all forms of corruption in their duties.
The Acting Chairman of Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, EFCC, Mr Ibrahim Magu gave the advice at the opening of a five-day induction course on economic and financial crimes organised for staff of the Hajj Commission in Abuja.
Mr Magu urged them “to imbibe the values of integrity, honesty and discipline.”
He further encouraged them “to live an exemplary lifestyle of integrity by doing the right thing at all times, to positively affect others around them.”
The Acting Chairman spoke through the Commandant of the EFCC Academy, Professor Lami Hamalai, represented by Itam Obono.
The Assistant Director and Head, Training, National Hajj Commission, Mr Abdulgafar Oduntola said the training aimed at helping the participants to learn probity and accountability.
He advised them “to take advantage of the course in order to get acquainted with financial regulations to avoid being a victim of ignorantly breaking the laws.”
Mr Oduntola was represented by Ahmed Mohammed, the Commission’s Head, State Tour Operator.
The Course Coordinator, Joseph Oguzi explained that “the essence of the induction training was to educate the staff of the Hajj Commission on topics relevant to their operations.”
According to him, such topics are; elements offence, corruption studies, money laundering trends/offence, fraud general, procurement process and offence, and Code for Public Officers.
One hundred and Sixty participants are expected to undergo the five-day training.