Ambode calls for support for President Buhari’s anti graft war

Eniola Ajayi, Lagos

The Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode has called on all Nigerians to join President Muhammadu Buhari in fighting corruption.

Speaking through the Chairman of Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr Ganiyu Sopeyin, at a symposium on “How to Fight and Win Corruption: Challenges & Prospects,” the Governor noted that the fight against corruption must be a collective effort.

According to him, institutional analysis of corruption indicates where the remedies lie adding that greater transparency, accountability and merit-based human resource management in public administration are principles which if implemented make it possible to curb corruption.

“It is important that our institutions are strengthened to sustain the capacity to identify acts of corruption and ensure that people who indulge in or benefit from such acts are made to face the wrath of the law, it is also very important that, we must as a people who bear the consequences of corruption, take a firm position against corruption. We must demand accountability, transparency and probity from those we have given the responsibility to manage our common wealth” he said.

Collective responsibility

He stressed that all Nigerians must play their roles as expected, genuinely and patriotically if our nation must join the league of developed countries that are committed to the socio economic wellbeing of their citizenry.
He emphasised that we all need to do more in terms of sacrifice which would spur the nation on the path of corrupt free society and sustainable development.