The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has called on those who accuse his administration of corruption to blow the whistle, but be ready for the punishment if they don’t have evidence.
He warned that such people should be ready provide concrete evidence to back up their claim go in for it.
Ortom speaking after a private meeting with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday, at the presidential villa in Abuja said: those who accuse falsely or tell lies to blackmail others should stop as the state can decide to sue such people for libel.
“It is the duty of all of us to work together to eliminate corruption because that has been the problem and people were not bold enough until President Muhammadu Buhari came in.
“For some us, we are actively supporting what the federal government is doing so that together we can eliminate this corruption.
“Nigeria has no business with poverty because we have enough.
“The only problem is corruption and all of us, journalists, government officials, leaders, everybody must come together to ensure that we eliminate corruption,’’ he said.