Oyo anti – corruption agency vows to fight corruption, commissions zonal office
By Ojo Peter, Ibadan
The Oyo State Anti-Corruption Agency, (OYACA) on Wednesday this week commissioned its Ibarapa Zonal office located in Eruwa, Ibarapa East Local Government Area of the State.
The zonal offices, among five of its kinds in the State will be a point of collection of petitions and complaints about corruption, fraud and administrative irregularities in the State and Local Government systems.
This was made known by the Chairman OYACA, Honourable Justice Eni Esan during the agency’s sensitization campaign at Eruwa recently.
Eni Esan emphasized that the essence of the location of the zonal offices is to give the People of
Oyo State the opportunity to have access to an administrative justice system that is free and fair and also to nip in the bud all corrupt practices in the State.
She stated further that the administration of Governor Seyi Makinde has Zero tolerance for corruption and administrative practice.
“This is part of the State government’s activities to flush out all bad eggs in the State, in all spheres of Government sectors. The zonal offices, part of which is the one we are commissioning today is to bring nearer to the people, the opportunity to bring to the attention of OYACA, cases of corruption and administrative irregularities.”
The Chairperson, OYACA reinstated that there is no place for the Agency to be compromised in any way, as all the Management members of OYACA have been investigated thoroughly by the State Government before being inaugurated into the agency’s system.
She also said that OYACA works hand in glove with other Federal Government Anti-corruption Agencies like the ICPC and EFCC to share ideas on how to conduct investigations on complaints about corrupt practices.
The retired Justice urged the citizens of Oyo State to always lodge complaints of any act of corrupt practices to the agency as the complainants are protected under the law.
Orient Weekend can report that she further solicited the cooperation of the people of Ibarapa for the agency to achieve its goals, as it will officially commence its activities on Wednesday September 1st, 2021.
Speaking at the event, the Chairman, Ibarapa East local government, Gbenga Obalowo commended the present administration for initiating OYACA and various other programmes, especially to eradicate corruption in the State.
He stressed further that Governor Seyi Makinde has followed due process to put an end to the activities of the corrupt individuals.
Obalowo said that the people of Eruwa and Ibarapa respect the law and will cooperate with OYACA to move the State forward.