Peter Obi lectures Nigerian governors on how to save

By Ikenga Chronicles October 1, 2016

Peter Obi lectures Nigerian governors on how to save

The former Governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi while speaking at The Platform, a program organised by Covenant Christian Center advised governors on how to save.

Obi, who spoke on the topic: Cutting cost in governance, said he saved over N75b for Anambra state. $50m and N7b in Access bank, $55m and N10b in Fidelity bank, and $155.4m in Diamond bank.

He also called on Nigerians to stop celebrating criminality, adding that there is enough money for development in Nigeria.

Highlighting ways on how Governors can save money, he said:

1. Governors spend N600 – N800b to run their office and sponsor their aides.

2. Initiate competitive procurement.

3. Do away with unconstitutional office of the first lady which is run with N2b.

4. Reduce Governor’s cars to 2, instead of 6 bullet-proof cars.

5. Reduce Govt house jeeps instead of 25 jeeps.

He revealed to the audience that it used to cost him and his contingent, 10m per trip to Abuja when he travels.

Obi said he had to cut down the expenses, because he found out that over 30 people who had nothing to do in Abuja were going with him.

He made a remarkable statement about his tenure, saying “When Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo wanted to come to Anambra state, they were supposed to used N500m to construct a presidential lodge, but I asked the President to sleep in my house through-out his stay,” he said.

The former Governor while concluding his speech asked Nigerian youths to take back their future by joining politics.

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