President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been advised to urgently reduce the cost of governance by cutting down on the number of appointees and ministers.
A guest on “Politics Today” a Kapital FM current Affairs programme, Chief Peter Ameh made the call while featuring on the programme in Abuja.
Chief Ameh speaking on the Topic “Cost of governance in Nigeria: finding a common ground between Prudency and needed hands” stressed that political appointments shouldn’t be based on compensation of political allies but on merit for rapid development of the nation.
“if Tinubu is keen on making progress in the management of the nation’s economy, he would have to cut down on the cost of governance that steals development from Africa’s largest economy.
“Tinubu would need all the monies he can save and gain to do this. The country needs to increase its spending from its current very low levels, to promote economic development.
“Over the years, fingers have continued to point at the over-bloated bureaucracies- large ministries, agencies and parastatals- that have become a cog in the wheel of Nigeria’s progress.
Chief Ameh also called for a proper blueprint on how to Manage the economy by fashioning Nigerians into it to ameliorate their sufferings.
He added that the policies of the present administration are imbalanced because the masses are not fashioned into it.
The former IPAC National Chairman who also called for the inclusion of Technical studies from primary school level stressed that this will assist manpower on skills acquisition for the youths and lessen unemployment burden on the government.
Ameh further urged the government to invest more in the masses rather than politicians to boost the economy.
On his part, another guest on the programme, a public commentator, Frank Uromie who urged the incoming cabinet to hit the ground running by performing to meet the yearnings of Nigerians.
He attributed the social vices bedeviling the nation to the unimpressive economy adding that youths want to get richer over night after seeing their mates in political offices buying mansions while in office.
Georgina Humphrey, Edited By Grace Namiji
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