• Abolish office of First Lady, check govs’ profligacy – Obi

    Abolish office of First Lady, check govs’ profligacy – Obi

    Former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, on Saturday said, state governments can check profligacy by abolishing office of the First Lady which causes confusion and gulps about N72billion yearly, reduce security votes and streamline procurement in order to reduce their entire budget by N1trillion.

    Obi said that in view of the current recession and by way of necessity, governors of the 36 states of the federation must reduce their current budget which totaled about N4.1trillion by over 25 per […]

  • Ekiti workers suspend strike amid protest against government’s alleged profligacy

    Ekiti workers suspend strike amid protest against government’s alleged profligacy

    Civil servants in Ekiti State yesterday suspended their four-week-old strike following the signing of an agreement with the state government agreeing to a seven-point deal.

    Secretary to the governor, Dr Mrs Modupe Alade, the Head of Service, Dr Gbenga Faseluka and the Chief of Staff, Chief Dipo Anisulowo, represented the government, while labour was represented by the Chairman, Joint Negotiating Council, Comrade Oladipo Johnson; the State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ade Adesanmi and State Chairman of the […]