Lafia - Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State on Wednesday expressed commitment to ensure prudent management of resources and transparency in his second tenure.
Al-Makura said this on Wednesday when he received the state's permanent secretaries on a congratulatory visit to him at the Government House, Lafia.
He promised to initiate more people-oriented projects to better the lives of the people of the state.
He said: "I want to thank you for the visit and to appreciate your contribution in one way or the other which had lead to my re-election.
"I assure you that I will continue to do my best to improve on the welfare of the civil servants in the state in order to enhance productivity.
"I will also tackle corruption because as we are all aware that corruption, injustice, violence, among other social vices, have affected the socio-economic development of the country negatively.
"There is the need for all hands to be on deck to fight the menace for the benefit of all.
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"For Nigeria to achieve speedy development, political offices holders, civil servants and Nigerians at large must do away with sentiments, corruption, injustice, abuse of office for the overall development of the country."
According to him, corruption, injustice and violence are some of the factors that affected the lives of the people and the socio-economic development of the country negatively.
He, however, added that act of corruption and indiscipline would not be condoned.
Al-Makura called on the state permanent secretaries and other civil servants to remain alive to their primary assignments, to complement government efforts in improving on the socio-economic aspects of the state.
He called on the people, especially the youth, to be law abiding, respect constituted authority and avoid negative acts that could tarnish their image, the state and the country at large.
The governor called on Nigerians to embrace peace and tolerate one another, irrespective of ethnic, religious and political affiliation.
Earlier, Dr Dominic Bako, the Head of Civil Service, pledged their loyalty, commitment and support to the state government.