Sunday, January 03, 2021 / 11:39AM /
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Cutting down the cost of governance in Nigeria which is the clamor of youths, civil society groups and concerned citizens should take a holistic approach in execution.
The Governor of Sokoto State Rt. Hon Aminu Tambuwal made this point as one of the speakers at the " December, 2020 Emmanuel Chapel, Methodic Church Discourse" which was held in a virtual format in adherence to COVID-19 protocols.
He agreed that it was the right step to take but must be done methodically and strategically, to avoid adverse effects on the nation's economy.
Speaking further, he said that is not only for the National Assembly but the Executive Arm of government especially critical governmental parastatal like the Central Bank of Nigeria, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation and the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).
Tanbuwal stressed that there was clear need for more fiscal responsibility on the path of government agencies in the country.
Giving his own experience of governance, Tambuwal said his administration has taken robust measures to block revenue leakages in Sokoto state and even the local governments.
Tambuwal was Speaker of the 7th National Assembly in Nigeria under the All Progressives Congress, APC .
He is the current Governor of Sokoto state with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and is a strong believer in fiscal restructuring in the country.
The Emmanuel Chapel, Methodist Church, Lagos discourse had as its Chief Host/Convener Professor Konyinsola Ajayi, SAN, the Chaplain.
In its 2020 'State of the States' Report BudgIT highlighted the fact that 11 states namely; Adamawa , Bauchi , Bayelsa, Benue, Ekiti, Kano, Kogi, Kwara, Nassarawa Plateau and Taraba had their overhead costs higher than their capital expenditure.