By Kolade Larewaju
ABEOKUTA – GOVERNOR Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State, has said his administration will have zero tolerance for corruption in his quest to develop the state.
The governor spoke while addressing members of Course Six from the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, NIPSS, Kuru, Jos, who paid him a courtesy visit.
He said: “We are sincere about our commitment to rebuild the state, including its infrastructure. We are determined to make our mark and prepared to be judged by our performance.
“We will have zero tolerance for corruption. Successful fight against corruption will ensure abundant availability of resources for development.
Reducing or eliminating corruption will help in developing the infrastructural base of the country.”
The governor also urged them the visitors make “comprehensive recommendations on practical ways of addressing the infrastructural needs of the country, stressing that such recommendations should cover transportation and road network, electricity, generation and distribution as well as adequate funding of states.”
Earlier, the team led by its director of studies, Tom Imodighe, said the course group had the mandate to look at the management of Nigeria’s pluralism, saying the team chose six states, including Ogun, to carry out their research.
He also praised the governor for the calibre of persons in his cabinet, stressing that the move underscores the desire of the governor to achieve set goals.