Refrain From Receiving Bribe, Oyo Head of Service Warns VIO Officers
The Oyo state Head of Service, Alhaja Amidat Agboola has enjoined vehicle inspection officers to shun every form of fraud and restrain from receiving bribe in the discharge of their duties.
The Oyo state number one worker made this charge at a one day training and capacity development programme for vehicle inspection officers held at the premises of the Oyo state computerised vehicle inspection service (VIS) centre.
The Head of Service enjoined them that asides the road safety duty they perform, they also have a responsibility to generate revenue for the state government and they have to do that with utmost integrity.
Alhaja Agboola, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Service Matters, Alhaji Fatai Oladeinde, enjoined the officers to act within the ambit of the law and within the guidelines of the service book as the same law that guides the civil service also guides their practice.
Mrs Agboola stressed the fact that they are the link between the government and the road users.
She added that the responsibility is on the officers,saying they are to represent the government in their best interest,adding that whatever they do can either be inimical or favourable to the state government and by extension the state governor’s image.
The Head of Service read the code of conduct and ethics to them which includes honesty, punctuality, transparency among others, urging them to let all these be their watchword.
Earlier, the commissioner for Public Works and Transport, Prof Dahud Shangodoyin implored the officers to be efficient and effective in discharging their duties stressing that vehicle inspection is geared towards the safety of the road and other road users.
Professor Shangodoyin asserted that the focus of the VIS is in line with the government’s focal point of poverty to prosperity drive charging them to work at optimum as they have a duty to raise the IGR of the state.
The commissioner appealed to them to take actions that are justifiable by law, enjoining them to act within the provision of the law and engage in activities that are situated in the law.
In his opening remarks, the director for VIS, Eng James Ajayi, said the training was aimed at increasing efficiency among officers and giving the relatively newly recruited officers an on-the-job training which falls in line with the training and retraining focus of the current administration.