Kogi State Government has reiterated its determination to continue in the fight against corruption as a means of attaining good governance for the people of the state.
Alhaji Yahaya Bello made the assertion while speaking at a programme tagged “Value Re-orientation and Fight against Corruption” in Lokoja.
The Governor who was represented by the Director General of Kogi State Bureau of Information Services and Grassroots Sensitisation, Mr.Abdulkarim Abdulmalik said the Federal Government had set the pace in the fight against corruption and commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the progress recorded under his administration.
He admonished the citizens to shun corrupt tendencies, noting that the fight against corruption starts from the individual.
While explaining that corruption nowadays also wears religious and ethnic garbs, the Governor charged religious leaders and traditional rulers to preach the message of truth and uphold the tenets of thier religions to effect the desired change in the society.
He said the State Government would partner with the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) and relevant institutions in the quest for drastic reduction of corrupt practices in the state.
Earlier, the State Director of National Orientation Agency (NOA), Amb. Mohammed Abdullahi said his agency was partnering with relevant institutions in the state to step down Federal Government programmes for the benefit of people at grassroots.
The programme which was attended by civil society groups, religious organisations and various stakeholders featured the presentation of papers on the need for value re-orientation as a veritable tool for fighting corruption in the society.