Analyst lauds President Buhari’s move to cut cost of governance


A Public Affairs Analyst, Mr Carl Umegboro has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the willpower which he demonstrated by cutting down on costs of governance in the Executive arm of Government.

Umegboro, who gave the commendation in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). in Abuja on Friday, described the President’s actions as necessary and commendable.

NAN recalls that President Buhari on Wednesday in a statement signed by Mr Willie Bassey, Director Information, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation reduced the number and duration of foreign trips for ministers and other categories of government officials.

Bassey said the move was aimed at instilling financial discipline and prudence, particularly, in the area of official travels.

Umegboro said that President Buhari by this remarkable action had shown that the “Next-Level” mantra was indeed on course and not rhetoric as a campaign slogan.

He also called on the President to consider the review of the electoral system to digitalised voting system, which he said was cost effective and with minimal flaws.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has demonstrated that the Next-level is a realistic blueprint, by first cutting down costs in the executive arm over travel scopes and expenditures of public officers.

“Mr President should as a matter of urgency make efforts towards extending it to other arms of government, particularly the legislature, as such leakages had continuously held the economy to ransom.

“Furthermore, Mr President should consider a reform in the nation’s electoral system on account of heavy budgets that are regularly presented for elections.”

Umegboro said that it was sad that the country was being categorised as a poor nation despite abundant human and natural resources within the society due to mismanagement.

He, however, said that Buhari’s election was a divine intervention towaard moving the nation forward.(NAN)

– Oct 18, 2019 @ 17:25 GMT |

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