Wednesday, 31 October 2012

I Am Now Ready To Go After Corrupt Governors –Jonathan



President Goodluck Jonathan talked tough on Tuesday, saying no corrupt governor or subsidy thief would go scot-free. He assured that the Federal Government would go after them and ensure their prosecution.

“We are going after governors who commit various economic crimes and corrupt practices with impunity," he said while stressing that his reform agenda relies on a corrupt-free system in order to build strong institutions that would guarantee sustainable development.

"As you may be aware, government is taking every legal measure to ensure that those who defrauded the government in the petroleum subsidy scheme are made to pay back the stolen funds. They will also be severely punished,” he added

Jonathan spoke through Vice-President Namadi Sambo at the formal presentation and launch of a book, “Reforming the Unreformable: Lessons from Nigeria,”in Abuja. The book was written by the Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

The president said that the problem of creating jobs and fighting corruption needed urgent attention. “Reforms perform better in an atmosphere of democracy and freedom and we are continuing to work to ensure that sound democratic principles are held in the country.

“The challenges of creating jobs and fighting corruption need urgent attention and I am glad to reiterate that these concerns are already being tackled in the current transformation agenda of this administration,” he said.

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