Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State is of the opinion that only diabolic governors would resort to stealing public funds.
The governor who stated this on Saturday in Lafia, also held that there is no justification for a governor of a state to do such because they are well catered for in the scheme of things.
According to the governor who was addressing guests during the closing ceremony of the 23rd National Quranic Recitation Competition in the state capital, any governor found to be stealing public funds, required God’s deliverance.
“When I assumed office as governor, I realised that only those who have no true knowledge about God could steal or that their major preoccupation is to steal public funds.
“Any person who is a governor and is stealing public funds , then such a person is in need of God’s deliverance,” he said.
The governor also called on scholars and other educated elite to join politics in order to help bring sanity to the system.