The Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) has described Governor Rauf Aregbesola as the best performing governor in the country.
The commission noted that his people oriented policies and transparency in governance have given him much edge far above others.
The commission’s team led by the Southwest representatives, Professor Olu Aina, gave the remarks during a visit to Governor Rauf Aregbesola in his office.
The commission said it expected the governor to be more proactive in alleviating the poverty of the people and be more efficient in the management of public resources during his second term.
While praising the Governor for the value which his administration has added to education, Professor Aina said the commission has decided to consider education and re-orientation as the most important tool to use in the war against corruption because the Governor has decided to banish poverty through education.
He also presented a letter of request from the commission to the governor for the allocation of land to build a new office in order to expand the operation of ICPC in Osun while congratulating the governor for his re-election.
Responding, Governor Aregbesola, who described corruption as the bane of the society, said the most important aspect of the war against corruption is education in order to restore human and societal values, adding that corruption has become a way of life in Nigeria.
He said poverty cannot be divorced from corruption because it is a condition of existence where the society does not matter to the individual, stressing that the first step in eliminating corruption is by educating the individual on the danger it poses to the society.
The governor explained that it was the reason why his government was struggling to put in place a governing system that would guarantee for the people what Chief Obafemi Awololo sought seriously to achieve, which is making life comfortable for the people.
Aregbesola said the stance of his government towards the people earned him the victory in the last governorship election despite intimidation by Federal Government.
Source: Daily Independent