Amosun: Accountability Is a Necessity for Development
Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, on Tuesday said that accountability is a major deficit in Nigeria noting however that it is a necessity for development.
Amosun, who spoke with State House Correspondents after meeting with the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, said accountability was very key in the development of the nation.
According to him, "everybody must be accountable. The major deficit that we have as a nation is that of accountability."
He said accountability should be the bedrock in gover and even in professional bodies.
"Accountability is not just for the government. It is a collective responsibility. Everybody must place their roles," he added.
The governor reiterated his earlier position that agriculture remained the best option for the country.
He said: "It is when we get work for our people that we will get out of this economic challenges we are passing through.
"That is why we are saying all of us should be involved. Micro and small scale enterprises should be encouraged. Young able-bodied men that can work should be encouraged.
"We are encouraging our young ones to farm. Whatever we grow, we must process and package. We will market and transport them to the people," he further said.
He attributed the flood ravaging the state to the release of water by the Ogun-Osun River Basin.
He said the river basin did not want the raining season to damage its dam and had to release water.
"When the water is filled up, they will open it. When they open it, of course, the water must go somewhere. That is why every year that they do it, we are hit very hard.
"But we are getting by and I am sure that maybe after about a week or so, the flood will subside."