1st November, 2010
The Lagos Head of Service, Mr. Adesegun Ogunlewe says the state government wasÂ determined to wipe out corruption from the system.
He spoke when the Association for Eradication of Corruption in Nigerians, ASSERCORN,Â paid him a visit at the Government Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos State,Â southwest Nigeria.
He said the government was in the crusade of tackling corruption and vowed that itÂ would be fought to a stand still in the civil service.
The HOS revealed that Governor Babatunde Fashola shared in the vision of eradicatingÂ corruption in government, and disclosed that the governor had pledged total warÂ against the vice.
Ogunlewe stated that â€œif we could have a group of people who come together toÂ salvage the situation of corruption, then there is hope for the country.
Corruption is a cankerworm and if not checked, it could destroy the country.
He was of the opinion that if the state government succeeded in fighting the scourgeÂ successfully, it would succeed in other states of the federation.
Earlier, the President of the Association, Dr. Oyindamola Anjorin, who wasÂ represented by Mrs. Titi Agbalajobi, thanked the state government for its commitmentÂ to ASSERCORN and solicited for further support in organising workshops and seminarsÂ on corruption for state and local government officials.