Newly inaugurated Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde has declared that he was ready to give up his immunity if found guilty of any corrupt practices while in the office.
Makinde made this declaration during a two-day induction programme organised for members of the 9th Oyo State House of Assembly.
The governor in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mr. Taiwo Adisa, insisted that his administration will soon establish an anti-corruption agency that will tackle all forms of corruption in the state.
He said the plan for the establishment of the anti-graft agency was part of his administration’s resolve to fight corruption.
He disclosed that the lawmakers would get a bill seeking to establish the ‘Oyo State Anti-Corruption Agency’ immediately after the inauguration.
According to him, when the agency was established, it will be empowered to beam its searchlight on individuals and government institutions in the state.
Makinde, while speaking further, then expressed readiness to waive his immunity and appear before the agency if found wanting.
“The first Executive Bill we are bringing to you is for us to set up an Anti-Corruption Agency for Oyo State. And I will waive my immunity, if I am found not to be above board, to face that agency.”