Worsening Economic Fortunes: Again, Obi Calls for Cut in Cost of Governance
Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) and former governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi has again called on the federal government to cut cost of governance as part of sustainable way to improve service delivery to Nigerians.
Obi made the call in Ibadan, Oyo State on Monday when he paid condolence visit to Governor Seyi Makinde over the explosion that rocked the city some days back.
Obi who said that elections were over, called on those in public offices to focus attention on serving Nigerians.
“It’s a matter of sacrifice, today, elections are over, governance is the key thing and what is required, for me, is to cut down the cost of governance, especially at the federal level. It is unacceptable the way it is going; we need to prioritise critical areas, such as education, health and pulling people out of poverty,” he said
Speaking on the explosion that left five people dead, injured 77 others and destroyed over 50 houses, Obi condoled with affected families and the people of Oyo State.
“Through the governor, we want to extend our condolences to the bereaved families and to all those who lost their valuable property in the incident and to assure them of our prayers that God will grant those who lost their lives eternal rest. And we want to thank the government for its prompt response and that is what governance has to be,” he stated.
He further called on all Nigerians irrespective of political alliances to support good policies of the government to ensure that Nigeria’s economic fortunes improves.
According to him, “All of us are now involved, and all of us should work hard and make the necessary sacrifices to see that we turn around the situation. That is why it is necessary when things happened here, and the government responded in a manner the government should respond and everybody comes to participate and commend them for doing the right thing.”
Obi was accompanied on the visit by Ms Aisha Yusuf, Dele Farotimi and other prominent members of the Obideint Movement.