Don’t Appoint Two Ministers for a Ministry, NLC Advises Buhari

By 07:09 Sat, 30 May 2015 Comments

President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged by the Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Kano State, Mr Kabir Kado, to discontinue the appointment of a set of two ministers for a ministry.

He gave the advice in Kano on Thursday citing the appointments of two ministers for each ministry by former administrations as part of reasons for high cost of governance in the country.

According to him, the funds spent on each of the ministers, their aides and other officials are waste of public resources.

‘’The money paid to ministers and their aided should have been used for developmental projects’’, he said.

He said unnecessary appointments at national, state and local government levels must be avoided so as to conserve funds for development.

“The incoming President had lamented over the high cost of governance in the country and stressed that such must be reduced in order to move the country forward.

‘’So the money being spent on them should be used to improve the well-being of Nigerians”, he added.

Ado said it would be wrong for lawmakers to fix their salary, adding that the only body legal responsible for that is the National Salaries and Wages Commission.

“Politicians fix their salaries; they don’t want the public to know.

“We are hoping that if the incoming administration comes into office, such things will become a thing of the past,’’ he said.



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