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Accountability is the backbone of good governance - Eddie Iroh

Accountability is the backbone of good governance - Eddie Iroh

The former Director General of Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) Dr Ed­die Iroh, has identified ac­countability as the fulcrum for responsible and respon­sive governance.
Iroh stated this as a guest lecturer to the first Imo good Governance lecture sponsored by Imo Bilie Initiative for Social Justice (IBIN) with the topic: Stew­ardship Accountability in Public Spending held on Thursday at the Conference Hall of Immaculate Hotel, Owerri.
The Seasoned Broad­caster who was represented at the well-attended occa­sion by Mr Anthony Ozor, a senior presenter with Ra­dio Nigeria, Owerri, com­mended the topic of the lecture as being timely es­pecially as the nation – Ni­geria is still grappling with a clear understanding of the true meaning of good gov­ernance, transparency and accountability.
He pointed out that ac­countability gives authority as well as meaning to lead­ership in so far as it is an­swerable to the people from whom leadership tradition­ally derives but regretted that in Nigeria, their leaders often talk about render­ing account of stewardship but hardly implement the tenets expected in account­ability.
According to him, “Gov­ernance does not cost a kobo on a day-to-day basis, although, it would have cost you plenty of Naira in train­ing and acquiring the skill that equips you to govern. Government on the other hand, is where the money is spent – through budget­ing and implementation of recurrent and capital proj­ects,” he observed.

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