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NGF Calls on FG to Anchor Anti-Corruption Crusade on Value Re-Orientation

Rivers State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi
Rivers State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi
The Nigerian Governors’ Forum on Friday observed that corruption has impacted a debilitating effect on national development, with adverse effect on human indices, noting that concerted effort is needed to defeat corruption in the country.

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The NGF made the observation in a communique issued at the end of the retreat of the Governor Rotimi Ameachi-led faction in Lagos.

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The communique which was read by factional Chairman of the forum, Mr. Rotimi Ameachi noted that battle against corruption should be anchored on value re-orientation.
“The anti-corruption battle should be anchored on a massive programme of national value re-orientation involving the state sector, private sector and the civil society

“Also we believe the fight against corruption needs strong political will ,moral ,leadership ,certainty of sanction and commitment of governors to succeed “, the communique said.

The forum also urged stakeholders, especially federal and state governments to harmonise their different policies to guarantee agricultural development.

It said agricultural policies should be long-term and should be geared towards tackling challenges militating against productivity and yields.

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“In our task to revamp agriculture with a special focus will on improving post-harvest processing plants and stakeholders’ inclusion and participation in agricultural formulation ”

The forum said it would continue to accord priority to education by improving access as well as revamping infrastructure and transforming curriculum.

The forum said it would enhance security in the country by pursuing co-operation on security management including sharing of information and placing emphasis on the human security needs of the people.

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