We have Zero tolerance for corruption – Abia govt

By Admin on 22/10/2018

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The Abia state government has reiterated its commitment towards the fight against corruption, stating that it welcomes scrutiny by relevant agencies of the state into its financial transactions within the ambit of the law.

 

The Commissioner for information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, made the disclosure to newsmen at a press conference in Umuahia.

 

Okiyi while reacting to media reports and speculations about the invitation extended to some staff of Abia State Ministry of Finance by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commision (EFCC) in respect of a petition against them, said the investigation is centred around the 2017 annual report of the State audit team with the contentious issue already withdrawn by the same audit unit when presented with relevant facts concerning their observations.

 

He added that the administration of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has zero tolerance for corruption and has long been adjudged the most transparent in the country

 

The statement reads:

 

“Our attention has been drawn to media reports and speculations about the invitation extended to some staff of Abia State Ministry of Finance by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commision (EFCC) in respect of a petition against them, and we wish to state as follows:

 

“That the petition in question was written by a serving staff of Abia State Civil Service Commission, Barr. Guy Chigoziri Okite, who is a Commissioner in the commission.

 

“That all the staff invited by the EFCC work in the payroll unit of the state ministry of finance.

 

“That the invitation to the State Commissioner for Finance was to shed light on some of the issues raised by the petitioner. The Honourable Commissioner has since returned to his work.

 

“That the administration of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has zero tolerance for corruption and has long been adjudged the most transparent in the country. We therefore welcome scrutiny by relevant agencies of the State into our transactions, within the ambit of the law.

 

“That the thrust of the ongoing investigation is centered around the 2017 annual report of the State audit team with the contentious issue already withdrawn by the same audit unit when presented with relevant facts concerning their observations.

 

“That Governor Ikpeazu expects all employees of the government to carry out their official functions with the highest level of transparency, professionalism and also be prepared to give account to relevant institutions and the people of the state upon demand.

 

“That we expect officials of EFCC to conduct their investigation professionally, in line with their constitutional mandate and those found culpable punished according to the law.”

 

 

 

Posted on October, 22 2018

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