The Governor of Anambra state Prof. Charles Soludo has urged everyone in politics and governors to take cognizance of the situation in the country and to melo down the use of long convoys, due to the removal of fuel subsidy.
Soludo made the remark in the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting at the Council Chambers of the State House in Abuja.
He said, “That we mustn’t live, even the cost of running the state, the way we even live, someone gave an example of a state governor going with 20-something vehicles in a convoy and all these have to be fueled, and so on and so forth.”
“Hey gentlemen, we would need to be sensitive to the times; we need to live within the average of the people that we’re governing, and so on and so forth, and knock off the waste and the irrelevancies, so to speak,” he added.
He noted that, “When I assumed office, for example, it was costing about N137 million every month to clean up public offices, and so on. Today, in Anambra, we’re doing N11 million a month from N137 million on a monthly basis; this is just an illustration.”