Institute a culture of truth in Taraba – SAN tells Gov Kefas
Barr. Kanu Agabi, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) on Wednesday advised Gov. Agbu Kefas of Taraba to institute a culture of Truth in Taraba to enable him deliver good governance to the people.
Agabi gave the advice while delivering a keynote address at a retreat organised by Taraba government for Commissioners, Law makers, Permanent Secretaries, Advisers and Judicial officers at the Army Resource Centre, Abuja.
According to him, what normally leads to bad governance is the inability of the leaders to stand and speak the truth at all times to their people.
“I want to urge you to Institute the culture of truth and selfless service in Taraba so that you will be fulfilled at the end of the day.
“State were created so that people at various sub regions will have the opportunity to govern their people but unfortunately, majority of the people have put the motive aside for personal gains.
“Don’t join those that embrace corruption and turn blind eye to bloodshed of their people, because you came out of the military with great courage and wisdom to serve the people.
“Let me state here that the blood of those
Agabi also urged the governor to treat all the people of the state equally, irrespective of their ethnic and religious affiliations.
In his presentation, Dr Ray Esebagbon, a Democracy and Good governance practitioner commended Gov. Kefas for bringing all his team members in a room for a clear direction of his administration.
Esebagon advised the governor to establish a dedicated desk for donor grants management for effective coordination of the funds for the good of the people.
He also urged Kefas to work closely with credible local Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) so that they would provide technical support for the state to access donor grants.
Maj. Lancelot Anyanya rtd, while presenting a talk on security and good governance told the governor and invest in security
Anyanya explained that security must be given special attention so that there will be enabling environment for businesses to thrive for the good of the state.