- President Muhamadu Buhari has confirmed his directive for the cutting of cost of governance
- The president affirmed this on Friday, June 12, during a broadcast to mark Democracy Day
- President Buhari stated that the government's objective for this is to restore discipline in the public service
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Following Nigeria's unstable economic resources, President Muhhamdu Buhari, on Friday, June 12, confirmed that he has begun the process to cut the country's cost of governance. President Buhari affirmed this during a broadcast to mark 2020 Democracy Day in Abuja.
The president noted that he has ordered the review of the federal government white paper on the Stephen Oronsaye report.
He said: “In the face of dwindling resources and rising cost of governance, I have authorised that the White Paper on the Rationalisation of government parastatals and agencies be reviewed for implementation.’’
The implementation of this review will involve the rationalisation of government parastatals, ministries and agencies with the intention of slashing cost.
However, the president vowed to keep supporting the reforms which are aimed to revive accountability in the public service.
He categorically said: “I will continue to give all necessary support for the ongoing reforms designed to restore discipline, integrity and patriotism in the whole mark of the public service.’’
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that in the spirit of democracy, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu had commemorated with millions of Nigerians on the 21st anniversary of democratic rule in the country.
Speaking through his media aides, Tunde Rahman and Ademola Oshodi on Thursday, June 11, Tinubu said democracy does not come on the platter of gold but "some people laboured, struggled and sacrificed for it."
The APC national leader noted that the principle of democracy is more than conducting election, but that all human beings are of essential value and are possessed of fundamental rights and liberties.
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Tinubu also hailed the significant impact and sacrifice of late Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, saying the late politician and business mogul was denied of his victory but he remains the first democratic president of the country.
"Bashorun Moshood Abiola stood fast and strong despite the enormous pressure against him. Those who hated democracy and equality tried to break his spirit and make him lose hope that democracy would ever come to our land. Abiola withstood it all and held to a dream.
"They could not crush his spirit so they took his body. They did not allow his dream turn to reality but victory was still his because he held fast with uncommon determination and principle. In spirit, Abiola was truly the first president of this democratic period," Tinubu said.
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