By Ossom Raphael
Abuja – The Managing Director of the Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority, Prof Adesoji Adesugba, has warned officials of the agency to observe internal processes and ensure proper record keeping of every financial dealings.
Prof. Adesugba, said he would not tolerate tampering with financial regulations and corruptive activities, both in the procurement process and in the financial management of the agency.
“Let me make this very clear, I will strictly enforce extant rules and financial regulations. I will not tolerate breaching of due process in procurement and other financial transactions, the NEPZA boss said in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja.
The statement signed by Martins Odeh, Head, Corporate Communications, NEPZA, also urged the personnel of the agency to imbibe the culture of transparency and accountability, warning that he would not shield nor defend any official engaging in corrupt practices.
“I charge you to ensure proper records keeping and observance of the internal processes. Every transaction must be within the bound of the law. If there is any infraction, I will act swiftly against culprits. There must be no excuse.
“I am a stickler for transparency and accountability. Any official who breached the financial protocols will be sanctioned.
“We will conduct governance audit to ensure the right things are done. We must adopt and follow our processes within the ground of extant regulations”, he said.
Prof. Adesugba assumed duty as NEPZA boss on July 1 after President Muhammadu Buhari approved his appointment on June 26.