Corruption: Macauley blames civil servants

Dr Deinghan Ray Macauley today came hard on civil servants as responsible for corruption in the country, and not politicians.

Macauley argued that innocent politicians are tutored by civil servant on how to take government money through smart budgeting.

He made the remarks in Warri at workshop organized for local government staff in Delta South senatorial district.

Macauley, a management expert therefore charged accounting and budgeting staff to come clean for the benefits of all.

He explained that the importance of the seminar was to sharpen the skills of the council staff.

Earlier while opening the seminar, the chairman of Local Government Service Commission, Hon Joseph Otirhue said that most organizations failed to achieve their goals due to inadequate skills to manage financial resources.

He therefore charged the budget officers to discharge their responsibilities since budgeting was a core financial planning function.

The chairman who was represented by Dr Minnie Igbrude said the aim of the workshop was to equip the participants with knowledge to carry out budgeting and budgetary control.

The two workshop titled ‘Fundamentals of Local government budgeting’ is a collaboration between the Local Government Service. Commission and S Ray International Konsult,
Macaulay is the CEO/MD.

The workshop is meant for the eight local government councils in Delta South senatorial district.

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