By Chibuzo Udemba,
The Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano has warned that any commissioner, civil servant or government official in the state found to be involved in any act of corruption or fraud would be made to face the full weight of the law.
To this end the Government has put measures in place to fish out bad eggs in the administration.
In a statement in Awka the Anambra state capital, 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.
According to the statement Governor Obiano who was addressing top government officials said the year 2018 was one that the administration would embark on a lot of work that would impact positively on the lives of the people.
The Governor vowed that any member of the work force who are incharge of implementing his development agenda found wanting would be swiftly handed over to anti corruption agencies.
He said “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.”
According to the Governor, with the new mandate given to him by the electorate to govern them for the next four years he would ensure that the welfare of the masses are given top priority like never before.
The Governor gave assurance that it would not be business as usual and therefore called for change of attitude by workers in the state.
Governor Obiano added that he would work harder during this his second term to justify the confidence overwhelmingly reposed in him by the people.
The Governor who promised to lead by example particularly charged permanent secretaries in all ministries to live up to expectations or be shown the way out.
The Governor said he would embark on morning visits to government offices to assess the level of commitment.
Governor Obiano frowned at the activities of the staff of the state ministry of lands whose mode of operations he said portrayed elements of shadiness.