Don’t Oppress; Don’t Take Bribe – KASTELEA GM, ICPC Warn Officers
Kaduna State Traffic and Environment Law Enforcement Agency (KASTELEA) officers have been warned against any attempt to use their position to oppress citizens of the state, while discharging their duties.
The General Manager of the Agency, retired Colonel Zubairu Ahmed Yerima, who gave the warning in a speech at the end of a Road Walk, public enlightenment, sensitisation and lectures organized by Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kaduna Council, to support the agency’s operations in the state, also warned them against demanding for bribes.
Col. Yerima also urged the officers to desist from using their uniforms to witch-hunt or demand for inducement from anybody, while discharging their duties but to work for the generality of the people of the state.
Also in a paper presentation by an officer of Independent Corrupt and Practices Commission (ICPC), Mr. Godwin Basheren, at the sensitization campaign on KASTELEA Operations, the presenter stated that corruption is Nigeria’s biggest problem, and warned KASTELEA Marshals to desist from the temptation of asking, taking or giving bribe. He also urged the Marshals to fully study the laws and the penalties of KASTELEA for them to be able to discharge their duties effectively.
In his address, the NUJ Council Chairman, Comrade Garba Muhammad, commended Governor Ahmed El-Rufai’s administration foresight to initiate and establish the Agency, believing that this would go a long way in complementing FRSC and other agencies in ensuring safer roads and environment.
According to him, NUJ is ready to contribute its quota in the development of the state and Nigeria as a whole in the actualization of the present administration’s change agenda.
Comrade Garba reiterated that the council leadership places priority on training and retraining of its members, as a way of encouraging productivity and objective reporting at all times.
He also extended his appreciation to the Management and Staff of Nigerian Breweries – for their support, as well as to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dialogue Computers Institute, Dr Mahdi Shehu – for agreeing to conduct a free training for forty members on ICT and Entrepreneurship.