Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state has called for greater community participation in the fight against corruption to promote good governance.
Zulum made the call at a rally to mark the 2019 International Anti-Corruption Day in Maiduguri.
Represented by his deputy, Alhaji Umar Kadafur, the governor reiterated his commitment to fight corruption through community mobilisation and implementation of proactive measures to encourage accountability and transparency in public service.
“May I use this opportunity to put on record our total commitment in the fight against corruption by calling on good citizens of Borno to join government in the war against corruption. This is by reporting, after thorough investigation any case against individual or organisation involved in corruption for prosecution.
“While presenting the 2020 budget; I emphasised the need for instilling the values of due process, accountability and probity in the public expenditure,” he said.
Zulum added that he had also directed for the transfer of the monitoring and evaluation department to his office, to check linkages and waste in governance.
He noted that the fight against corruption was a collective responsibility which needed contribution from all to achieve the set developmental goals and move the state forward.
While commanding the EFCC over the feat achieved, Zulum further called for synergy between various arms of government and stressed the need for the judiciary to ensure speedy trial of corruption cases.