Abiola Ajimobi, the governor of Oyo state, has backed President Muhammadu Buhari for the anti-corruption war.
The governor at a radio programme monitored in Ibadan said that its best for Nigeria.
He said: “I fully support Buhari. I thank God now that we have him in power. He is a man that is determined to wage relentless war against the malady of corruption.
“If we do not fight corruption as a nation, then we cannot grow.”
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Governor Ajimobi attributed the non-constitution of his cabinet to the economic state of the region, continuing that he had decided to settle down for three months before naming his cabinet.
“We will appoint 10 Special Advisers and Commissioners this month, by God’s grace. We have reduced our ministries to 13,” he revealed.
“The money we are getting is strictly to pay salaries. It is illegal to use it for any other thing.
“Even with that, about N17 billion is to be paid to the state government workers.
“We are supposed to pay local government workers N9 billion. As at today, we owe workers N21.3 billion.
“This means that after using the bailout fund to pay salaries, we will still be owing and we will continue to owe until our allocation or internal generated revenue increases.”
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According to him, the next line of action of the state government will be to cut workers’ salaries, conserve or reconstitute.
“We will block all loopholes from where government loses revenue. Civil servants found guilty will be dealt with after following the due process,” the governor said.
“Our people complained that we were too harsh on street traders, so we calmed down.
“Now, the same people have been coming to us to loudly register their embarrassment over the condition of our environment.
“We have decided that from Oct. 1, it will be fire for fire with street traders. There will be no turning back this time around.
“We will clean everywhere. We will use Oyo Youth Empowerment Scheme (OYES) personnel to achieve that,” he said.
It should be noted that Muhammadu Buhari has marked his first 100 days in office today, September 5.