From Mika’il Tsoho, Dutse
The Democratic Action Group in collaboration with Action Aid Nigeria has sought Jigawa citizen support to reduce the level of corruption in the state.
The call was made by the executive director of Democratic Action Group (DAG), Dr Muhammad Mustapha at a town hall meetings organised by the group in collaboration of with Action Aid Nigeria under the Strengthening Citizens Resistance Against Prevalence of Corruption (SCRAP-C) project.
Dr Mustapha also urged the participants to join hands with the government’s anti-corruption and security agencies working in Jigawa state, in order to stamp out corruption from the state.
According to him, until the people stop seeing the fight against corruption as a business of the government alone by actively participating in the campaign against corruption then the societies will develop.
He said, the menace will continue to thrive in Jigawa, denying the people of the state quality service delivery in the areas of health, education, water and electricity supply.
The executive director maintained that, theobjectives of the meetings were to create grassroots awareness on corruption, expose the ills of corrupt practices and get citizens involve in fight against corruption; expose participants to the various channels of reporting corruption and corrupt practices.
He also urged Jigawa people to form the Jigawa State Anti-Corruption Network (JIGNETWORK) for a betterment of the state.
Dr Muhammad Mustapha decried that corruption had become endemic across the Nigerian society said that “Corruption is endemic in our society; we are all engaging in one form of corrupt act or another, in schools, hospitals, and on the road”.