Oyo state governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde on Friday disclosed that the State Anti Corruption Agency (OYACA) would be launched next week.
The governor stated this when the President of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ICAN) and members of its governing council paid him a courtesy visit in his office, Secretariat, Ibadan.
Makinde said that his administration would continue to ensure accountability, transparency and prudent management of the state’s resources.
Speaking on ICAN accountability index report that rated the state low in 2017 and 2018, Makinde explained that his administration had begun charting a new course from what he met on ground, with accountability being sacrosanct.
The governor also promised into the appeal of ICAN that a favourable entry grade level should be considered for chartered accountants employed by the state.
Earlier, the president of ICAN, Dame Onome Adewuyi said the Oyo State Anti Corruption Agency functions were in line with the vision of ICAN hinged on accountability, adding that the ICAN accountability index would be a good framework to assist the state in its scoring and rating base on fiscal transparency in line with best practices.
The Oyo State Government donated N10 million to assist ICAN in the construction of its Ibadan district society secretariat.