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Reduce Waste In Governance, Assembly tells Aregbesola

Posted: Sep 1, 2015 at 12:50 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By William Igenegbai

LAGOS

Osun State House of Assembly has tasked the executive arm of the state, headed by Governor Rauf Aregbesola and other arms of government in the state, to reduce waste of resources associated with governance.

Governor Rauf Aregbesola

Governor Rauf Aregbesola

The lawmakers gave this advice in their resolution at the plenary on Monday, after reviewing the journey of the state after its 24th anniversary of its creation.

The Speaker, Mr. Najeem Salaam, who read the resolution of the assembly, also called for change of orientation and attitude of civil servants, while expressing worry at the level of partisanship of the state’s workforce.

The lawmakers charged the state government to “improve on its internal revenue without unnecessarily increasing the burden on the masses to address the present fiscal imbalance and meet up with its vision.”

The Speaker said, “The waste of government must be reduced to a minimal level, so that we will focus on things that would improve the social benefit for our people. “Political functionaries and technocrats must be called upon to look into this and be ready to develop the state together. It is a collective responsibility that we must all join hands to achieve.

“Also, the attitude of our workforce and the orientation has to be changed. The rate of partisanship of workers has become a thing of worry.

“The ethic of civil service that they should not be partisan seems to have faded out. Workers now express their feeling on pages of newspapers and radio, just like members of political parties.”

The lawmakers also commended the founding fathers of the state who fought for its creation while tasking the current administration to remain focused on the development of the rural areas just like it was doing in the urban centres.