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Ebonyi Governor Declares Readiness To Fight Corruption, Others

Posted: Jun 1, 2015 at 7:05 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)


By Uka Felix, Abakaliki


Ebonyi State Governor, Mr. Dave Umahi, on Monday, June 1, 2015, said that if unchecked, corruption would make Nigeria


He therefore

urged all tiers of government to become

anti-corruption agencies to reverse the trend.

He spoke during a meeting with officials of the 13 local government

areas of the state in Abakaliki.

He assured that all monies stolen from the state would be


He announced that all manners of cultism, kidnapping among other

security threats to the people of the state would be tackled, more so through the office of Senior Special Assitant on Security

which is to be a novel office in the executive cabinet of the


Meanwhile, during the swearing-in of his personal aids including the

secretary to the state government (SSG), Chief of Staff, Special

Advisers, Head of Service among others at the

Akanu-Ibiam International Conference Centre, the governor disclosed that his

administration was prepared to work with traditional rulers to bring

government to the grassroots.

Umahi said that one of his campaign promises was to fight through

probing all corrupt officials especially those in the previous

administration will enable the state government in increasing

tremendously the internally generated revenue, IGR, of the state such

that the needs of people who voted him into power will be met.

He stated that the fight against corruption will not be left alone for the state government and warned that the state would not take it light

with the civil servants who don’t go to work as they were prepared to

look into the ministries, parastatal and agencies to know the areas

that are overstaffed as to deploy them to agricultural sector.

The governor disclosed that government took into consideration the

issue of equitable distribution of resources and positions and had to spread the appointment accordingly for the peace and unity of the


He lamented that the town was too dirty and needed to be cleaned of

all the rubbish, stressing that the state government would not hesitate to borrow money from the bank to clear the refuse dump which the

former administration ordered for the purpose of getting the

environment clean.