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Akpabio urges reduction in cost of governance


The President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, has called for transparency, accountability, and the reduction of unnecessary expenses to cut down on the cost of governance in Nigeria.

Speaking at a one-day dialogue on the cost of governance organized by the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies in Abuja, Akpabio highlighted key factors contributing to the high cost of governance in the country.

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Represented by Sen. Agom Jarigbe (PDP-Rivers), Akpabio emphasized the need to address the size of the country’s bureaucracy, escalating public service wage bills, overhead costs of appointed public officials, and the salaries and allowances of elected officials.

He stressed the importance of efficient government operations in serving the needs of the people and fostering sustainable development. Akpabio urged accountability and responsibility among leaders.

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“We must invest in our human capital, empowering our public officials with the necessary skills and knowledge to drive progress,” Akpabio stated.

He called for the streamlining of bureaucracy, elimination of unnecessary expenditures, and ensuring transparency and accountability at all levels of governance.

Akpabio concluded by urging Nigerians to remain united, become agents of change, and be committed to making sacrifices for the nation.

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He assured that the 10th Assembly was ready to collaborate with stakeholders to enact necessary measures for the benefit of all citizens.