Nigeria’s Corruption Is Due To Decades Of Indiscipline – Gombe Governor

It has been reported that Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Yahaya, has disclosed that Nigeria’s history of corruption is hinged on administrative neglect, adding that it is not devoid from indiscipline.

According to reports, Yahaya made this known in his address on Tuesday, during an event by Anti Corruption Academy of Nigeria, with the theme: “Value Governance as a Panacea to Curbing Corruption”, which had career civil servants and political appointees in attendance.

Yahaya stated that, “Today, corruption has eaten deep into the fabric of our society. This is due to decades of administrative neglect and indiscipline. Fighting corruption is one of the cardinal objectives of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. Nigeria is both a signatory to the United Nations and African Union conventions against corruption.”

He made it known that, “As President Buhari always say: ‘we must kill corruption before corruption kills Nigeria.’ Let me make it clear that I strongly share Mr. President’s vision on creating a corruption-free Nigeria where our resources are judiciously utilized for the benefit of all our people.”

The Governor also said that, “For us in Gombe, we are walking the talk and matching our words with action. We are all aware of the financial mess we inherited and the tremendous successes we have recorded in the past two years. From plugging leakages to eliminating redundancies, public service reforms and fiscal discipline.”

He reportedly disclosed that, “We have demonstrated our resolve to break from the past and to chart a new course for Gombe State, one that is built on the foundation of prudence, efficiency and transparency. Because, it is only through just and efficient utilization of resources that we can substantially deliver the dividends of democracy to our people.”

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