- The Oyo state government has condemned acts of corruption among civil and public officers
- Governor Seyi Makinde disclosed the new measures the state has adopted to check corruption
- Makinde explained how the anti-corruption agency in the state is expected to carry out its duties
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has mandated Oyo State Anti-Corruption Agency (OYACA) to investigate any civil or public officer accused of graft.
The Guardian reported that the governor said he will appear and defend himself before the agency if he was invited for questioning on any matter.
Makinde made the statement on Tuesday, December 22, during the inauguration of members of OYACA in his office in Ibadan.
He asked residents of the state to report any civil or public officer demanding any form of gratification to render services to the agency, The Punch reported.
“We are sending out a clear message here. In Oyo State, we have zero tolerance for corruption. So, any person elected, employed or engaged in any capacity in the public or civil service in Oyo, who accepts or promises to accept money, gifts, or any other reward for rendering service to members of the public, would be investigated and made to face the full wrath of the law."
The governor urged members of the OYACA to do their work diligently. He said anyone who found guilty of graft should be persecuted swiftly.
Meanwhile, former president, Goodluck Jonathan has opened up on how he was labelled corrupt after he left office. He said he almost went into political oblivion if not for the grace of God
Jonathan made this remark on Tuesday, December 15, in Abuja during a book launch in his name titled "Dear President Goodluck Jonathan".
The book, which was written by a veteran journalist, Bonaventure Melah, captures the former president's life in the office.
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