Obiano reads riot act, vows to jail corrupt govt officials

Chief Willie Obiano

ANAMBRA state governor, Chief Willie Obiano has cautioned commissioners, civil servants or government officials in the state against involving in any act of corrupt practices or fraud, warning any officer found wanting would be severely dealt with.

The governor hinted that some measures had been put in place to track and fish out bad eggs in the administration, as he vowed that offenders would be made to face the full weight of the law.

In a statement signed and released yesterday in Awka, the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Willie Obiano on Media and Strategic communications, Prince Oliver Okpala quoted the Governor as saying that his administration would not shy away from prosecuting and committing such corrupt officials to prison.

The statement reads in part, “Any member of the workforce to implement his development agenda found wanting would be swiftly handed over to anti-corruption agencies.

“Thorough checks and monitoring would be mounted on the activities of serving government officials in order to fish out the corrupt or fraudulent ones for immediate prosecution by ICPC and EFCC.

“With the new mandate by the electorate to govern them for the next four years, he would ensure that the welfare of the masses is given top priority like never before.”

The Governor said that it would not be business as usual and therefore called for a change of attitude by workers in the state.

Obiano frowned at the activities of the staff of the state ministry of lands whose mode of operations he said portrayed elements of shadiness.

He added that he would work harder during this his second term to justify the confidence overwhelmingly reposed in him by the people, even as he promised to lead by example, while particularly charging permanent secretaries in all ministries to live up to expectations or be shown the way out.

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