The Kogi State Government is set to be the first to purchase transparent cars to fight corruption.
In a bid to sanitize the state civil service and make it corruption free with the ongoing civil service audit, Bello has announced the creation of a fund to purchase the world's first transparent and anti-corruption vehicles for his convoy.
Coming from the background of transportation as the owner of Fairplus Transport Company, Bello seems to be more concerned about corruption in the state as against the rising crime rate, unemployment and infrastructure development and is all out to tackle it with everything he has got, including getting the Transparent Vehicles.
In a press statement signed by His Excellency's Chief Press Secretary, Kingsley Fanwo, the government is doing this to promote its mantra of transparency and to offer all Kogites the opportunity to contribute to kicking corruption out of the state.
Part of the statement reads:
"Governor Bello has always said that he would never touch a single kobo of state funds for personal use. To show how serious he is with this stance, he has decided to convert his car to a transparent and bulletproof one that will always show him to the people wherever he goes.
This, we believe, will make him more accessible and position Kogi State as the most supportive of President Muhammadu Buhari's anti-corruption fight.
This automobile will cost about eight million dollars ($8, 000, 000), including shipping and delivery. We are hopeful that the car can be delivered in four months and to that end, we are soliciting for donations from the good people of Kogi State to make this happen. We hope to be the first African nation to own such a magnificent machine."
The Governor has therefore urged all citizens of the state to direct all their contributions towards the purchase of the 'See-Through' vehicles to the following bank accounts with account name '#KogiTransparentCar'
1. First Bank - 3052278420
2. Guaranty Trust Bank - 0150230037
The ‘Transparent Car' was launched in October, 2015, in Asia by ZF Company, at the Auto Show IAA Frankfurt, Germany, and is equipped with different security systems.
With this plans, the Kogi State Government will be the first African government seeking to use a transparent car to promote accountability in governance.
Okay, good development, you will say but have you noticed that today is April Fools' Day?
See the Transparent Vehicles in Pulse Gallery.