Mr. Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigerian president in October 2019, vowed to cut down his county huge cost of governance.
Buhari made this known when he hosted members of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) at State House in Abuja at State House, Abuja.
The President appreciated members of the committee for the “major sacrifice “they’ve made in accepting the assignment to serve the country,” noting, “Some of the elite won’t trust you, and you will be alienated, no matter how close you are to them.”
Recalling experience of the past, in which assets were seized from officials who couldn’t explain how they got them, “only for those assets to be returned to them when government was changed,” President Buhari vowed that such would not recur, as he had given instructions that all forfeited assets be sold, “and the money put in the Treasury Single Account.”
Almost a year after, Buhari administration is yet to commence cutting down cost of governance.
This is even as Mr. Yemi Osinbajo, the Nigeria Vice President has called for a national debate to discuss the country’s cost of governance.