Reduce cost of governance, APC chieftain to Tinubu

Dr. Olumuyiwa Adu, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ondo State, has called on President Bola Tinubu to reduce the cost of governance by cutting down the earnings of political appointees instead of phony palliatives.

Adu, while briefing newsmen on Sunday in Akure, noted that the high cost of governance has continued to hinder the progress in the management of the country’s treasury and economy.

He said: “Except we sit down and think about the allocation of our wealth in this country and distribution of our resources, we can never get it right. If they like, let them begin to give N50,000 to every family in this country, we can’t get out of the problem.

“We are all aware of what is obtainable in the public service, imagine a situation where somebody that on the highest grade level in public service and has worked for over 30 years, yet he’s not earning up to N500,000 per month.

“And you elect somebody to a place where he is supposed to formulate policies for the society to be good, you are paying him N20 million in a month, we can’t get it right except we cut the cost of governance.

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“So, let us bring ourselves back to the basics. Develop our resources with that money and develop our infrastructure or use it to bring about good education into the system,” he added.

Further, he said: “There was no benchmark to assess the performance of any government.

“This government just came in and it has not even appointed ministers.

“It Is yet to know what is obtainable in most of these ministries for it to be able to sit down and see all the executive policies we need to formulate to enable them to perform as executives.

“So, it’s too early to begin assessing the government but so far so good, from what he’s doing now the president is going through a sustainable way of approaching the problems of this country.

“Of course, it won’t come without pains,” he added.

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