I’ll jail corrupt public workers –Obiano

January 18, 2018

Tony Okafor, Awka

The Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has said that he will personally ensure that any corrupt public official in his government is jailed.

He said any government appointee, including commissioners and civil servants found to be involved in any act of corruption or fraud would be made to face the full weight of the law.

The governor said he had put measures in place to fish out bad eggs in his government.

The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Strategic Communication, Mr. Oliver Okpala, on Wednesday in a statement in Awka, Anambra State, said the governor said this during an executive council meeting.

Obiano said the era of “business as usual” was over.

He  said the year 2018 was one that his administration would embark on a lot of projects that would impact positively on the lives of the people.

The governor vowed that any member of the work force for the  implementation of his development agenda found wanting would be handed over to the anti-corruption agencies.

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

“With the new mandate given to me by the electorate to govern them for the next four years, I will ensure that the welfare of the masses are given top priority like never before.

He frowned on the activities of some members of staff of the state ministry of lands whose mode of operations, he said, portrayed them as “elements of shoddiness.”

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