President Muhammadu Buhari has strongly criticized State Governors for the institutional corruption in the local government system, which he says inhibits development at the grassroots.
The President said this at State House during a parley with members of the Senior Executive Course 44 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru.
The President urged public officeholders to be guided by their conscience and personal integrity.
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President Buhari was blunt as he directly blamed state governors for the poor rate of development at the local government level.
The president is not happy that the effort made to strengthen local government administration in the country through an executive order was truncated by judicial processes.
The President wants all public officeholders to be guided by their conscience, he also promised that the recommendation in the NIPSS report will be implemented.
The report of the Senior Executive Course 44, recommends that for Nigeria to manage most of the challenges currently facing the country, it must strengthen governance at the grassroots and eradicate corruption.
President Buhari congratulated the members of the senior executive course 44 on the successful completion of their course and promised that his administration will continue to support the activities of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies.
President Buhari urged public office holders to be guided by their conscience and personal integrity wherever they find themselves.
He pledged that the recommendations contained in the presentation of SEC 44 will be painstakingly studied by the Government with the view to implementing its recommendations
The President noted that the report would significantly help in the provision of good governance to the people at the grassroots levels and, by extension, win back their trust in government. He claimed that his administration has done a great deal to foster trust between the government and the people.