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Review Cost Of Governance, Oyo PDP Tells Ajimobi

Posted: Jun 30, 2015 at 1:22 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Oladele Ogunsola  –   Ibadan


To mitigate the suffering of the people of Oyo State and avoid an embarrassing economic situation like the one in Osun State, the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the state governor, Abiola Ajimobi, to review the salaries, allowances and cost of running government downward with immediate effect.

Described as proactive and immediate measures which the governor, who was re-elected for another term on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) last April must take, the PDP chairman, Olayinka Taiwo, gave the advice in Ibadan on Monday.

He said: “As a matter of urgency, the governor should address the economic situation in the state, which has led to the government owing workers’ salaries in the last four months and the general lull in economic activities in the state.”

Taiwo also reminded the governor on the advice earlier given by the PDP that he should declare his assets, noting that after taking office for another term, the governor should not have delayed in making his assets public.

“We wonder why Governor Ajimobi, who declared his assets in his first term in office, which should be easy to update, has remained silent, till date, on the issue?”



The PDP further called on Governor Ajimobi to emulate other forward-looking governors who had slashed the salaries and allowances of public officials, just as it called on him to intensify efforts to increase the Internally-Generated Revenue (IGR) of the state in the nearest future, noting that the PDP could not fold its arms and watch the APC to plunge the state into an economic crisis of Osun State’s magnitude.

“We, as a party, do not want Oyo State’s situation to get to the point where we will urge well-meaning Nigerians to donate food to workers in the state.”