Abuja - Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom on Monday called for the establishment
of strong institutional structures to ensure the success of the fight
The governor stated this while fielding questions from State House
correspondents after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu
Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
According to him, all the 36 governors of the federation have resolved
to wage war against corruption in their various states, saying that all
hands must be on deck in the fight against corrupt practices.
"Corruption is not in terms of the magnitude. It is core value system
that really needs to be analysed and actually see if we can get rid of
it out of the fabric of our own society."
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"We strongly support the fight against corruption. All the governors in
Nigeria are waging the same war in their different domains, and trying
to set up structures, trying to see how we can minimise, at least, if
not possible to deal with it overnight to eliminate them"
"But at least we must deal with corruption even to the barest minimum,
that is totally insignificant in the system and I think, that is where
we are heading to"
On the outcome of his meeting with the president, the governor revealed
that he had a fruitful economic discussion with President Buhari, and
also briefed him on the happenings in Akwa Ibom.
"Specifically, I came here today because there are some investments
opportunities that we have to discuss, so I had to brief the president
on these opportunities.
``It was purely a business meeting," he said.