Recession: Clergyman Calls On Govt to Reduce Cost of Governance
Dr. John Yusuf, Senior Pastor of Touch for Recovery Outreach International TROI, Abuja has called on government at different levels to reduce the cost of governance especially personnel cost for politicians as the country faces recession.
The clergy stated this during an interaction session with journalists in Abuja on the way out for the country.
Yusuf, who was recently recognized with an award as Africa’s Most Charitable Clergy by Africa Goodwill Ambassador Awards 2020 is of the view that politicians in the country must come to terms with the sad reality of a recession.
He warns that before the situation gets worse, they should be willing to make sacrifices for the well being of the common man by cutting down on the cost of governance.
The preacher noted that majority cannot bear the brunt of a minority, noting that a single politician cannot be entitled to different luxury apartments and cars, huge allowances at the end of month while an average Nigerian finds it difficult to have one square meal.
Yusuf, who is also a political sciencist explained that politics is service to humanity not an avenue to enmass wealth; a tool for wealth creation and effective distribution.
According to him, sadly in the Nigeria, the reverse is the case where a politician gets into office in less than six months, he becomes the richest man in the federation, state and even in the local government area.
Therefore, for Nigerians to survive the recession and come out stronger, politicians should do the needful by reducing the cost of governance and accept a pay cut.