Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde has sent a bill establishing the state’s Anti Corruption Agency to the House Of Assembly.
It was gathered on Wednesday that the governor signed the copy of the bill at brief ceremony at the Governor’s office.
The bill has been transmitted to the State House Of Assembly for legislative approval.
The Governor, in his remark, said that “I am working from the standpoint that nothing, absolutely nothing is hidden in this whole place. If people think they have been hiding anything, it’s what they cannot start and finish by themselves only, but I don’t think there is anything like that in this place.
“Whatever that has to be done, there will be one or two or three participants. So I can’t even think of starting a process and finish it myself. There has to be accomplices who are ready to support.
“If I take such things hidden, I would be deceiving myself and should be same for everybody. I know people may also try to put political coloration to this. Corruption does not know a political party, and what it does is to stagnate our development. And we want Oyo State to be out of such. We want this state, just like we have always said, to be a Pacesetter state.”
At the ceremony include Special Adviser on Legislative Matter, Hon Samuel Adejumo, Chief of Staff, Chief Bisi Ilaka; Deputy Governor, Mr Rauf Olaniyan; Head of Service, Mrs Amidat Agboola; Director General, Due Process, Ms Tara Adefupe and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Mr W A Gbedegesin at Executive Chamber.
Since May 29, the Makinde-led administration has promised to established the State’s Anti Corruption Agency modeled after the national EFCC.
Governor Makinde had also said he will be willing to drop his immunity for the agency to act without interference.