OYACA Takes Anti-Corruption Sensitization To Ogbomoso, Gets Soun’s Blessing
Oyo state Anti- corruption Agency( OYACA) has held the sensitization and advocacy campaign of the agency at Ogbomoso, as an avenue to intimate the people of the zone of its powers and functions, directed to fight corruption in the State.
The Chairman, OYACA, Honourable Justice Eni Esan (rtd) led the other members of the board and management of the body on the sensitization and advocacy campaign tour for Ogbomoso Zone, which held at Ajagungbade hall Ogbomoso on Tuesday afternoon.
Eni Esan stated that the Establishment of the Agency by the administration of Governor Seyi on the 10th December, 2019 is was for the purpose of receiving complaints and petitions from people of Oyo State for investigation and possible prosecution by the State’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, in order to combat corruptive tendencies like bribery, fraud, undue official influence, gratification and other related offences.
“The Agency has the functions to investigate complaints on any administrative action taken by any Ministry or Department, Agency of the State Government, Local Government, government parastatals, any statutory
Corporation, public institutions set up by the government and companies incorporated under or pursuant to the companies and Allied matters Act, that are owned by the Government.
“This Agency is also saddled with the work of investigating complaints on any Government officer, non- performance, improper performance of contract by contractors engaged by the local government, other Government parastatals as well as to receive and investigate allegation of corrupt practices against any person.”
The Chairman explained that people have nothing to fear by coming forward to expose any kind of corrupt practices, as their identities are protected for safety purpose.
She said that as the current administration in Oyo State has zero tolerance for corruption and solicited the cooperation of the Ogbomoso people towards the fight against corruption in the State, saying that corruption hampers the growth of the economy of a State or nation.
The retired Justice also informed the people of Ogbomoso zone of the agency’s intention to setup an office in the town to make it easier for any complainant to submit petitions and complaints, while same can be submitted at the office of the Agency in Ibadan, the Agency website, which is www.oyaca.ng or through the phone line of the Agency, which is 08030671070.
The Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba (Dr.) Jimoh Oyewumi Ajagungbade, while paying a visitation to his palace appreciate the Seyi Makinde-led administration, for establishing OYACA to combat and reduce financial crime to the lowest level.
The monarch also appealed to government official and citizens of Oyo State, to desist from the acts that draw back the progress of the State, but contribute their quota towards lifting the State.
The Chairman, Surulere Local Government, Ogbomoso, Honourable Adegbite Isaiah gave kudos to the State government for initiating the OYACA sensitization campaign in order to make people be abreast of the war against corruption in the State.
He further remarked that Ogbomoso people would give the agency their full support to wage a great war on corruption in the State, advising youths and individuals to do away with all forms of corruption.