Obiano Goes Tough, Reads Riot Act On Probity, Transparency, Accountability

Governor Willie Obiano has charged members of the state Executive Council and the workforce to avoid acts capable of smearing the image of the state government.
A release signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Strategic Communications, Prince Oliver Okpala said any Commissioner, Special Adviser or civil servant involved in any act of fraud or corruption in Anambra State will automatically be dismissed from the work force.
According to the release, Governor Obiano who handed down the warning during a meeting with the Commissioners and other top government officials in Awka, also said that any government official found to be involved in any shady deal aimed at corrupt enrichment or diversion of public funds will be shown the way out of the Anambra State Government.
It stated that the Governor made it clear that there must be a sense of commitment and seriousness in all public servants in the state who want to be part of the new revolution that will be introduced to serve the people better.
According to the statement, the Governor disclosed that there would be checks and balances in every aspect of government business now and that all loopholes must be completely plugged to checkmate the activities of those who have in the past been sabotaging the efforts of the government to give qualitative service to the people of Anambra State and promised that during his second term in office things must change and be done within the ambit of the rules and regulations guiding government business and the civil service.
It added that the Governor advised anyone who feels that he or she cannot cope with the new order to be introduced to resign or be forced out of service..
The statement said that to demonstrate his determination to instill a new order into the public service, the Governor personally scrutinized and vetted every proposal brought forward for approval by the state Tenders Board and stressed that probity and accountability must be ensured hence forth in every government transaction.
It stated that as elections are over, the Governor is very prepared to give Ndi Anambra the best system of governance and abundant provision of democratic dividends in all the nooks and crannies of the state during his second term, as the Governor Obiano is determined not to let Anambra state electorate down having reposed confidence in him by voting massively for him in the just concluded governorship election.
It stated that the Governor expressed joy and happiness over the unflinching support given to him during his first tenure by members of the State Executive Council and promised that at the end of his second tenure Anambra state would have become another Dubai in Nigeria and Africa.