PDP urges Ajimobi to reduce cost of governance

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State has called on the state governor, Abiola Ajimobi to review the salaries, allowances and cost of running government downward with immediate effect.

The party on Monday described it as proactive and immediate measures which Ajimobi must take.

The state PDP chairman, Olayinka Taiwo as a matter of urgency stated this in Ibadan. He said Ajimobi should address the economic situation in the state, which had led to the government owing workers’ salaries in the last four months and the general lull in economic activities in the state.

Leadership reports that Taiwo also reminded Ajimobi of the advice earlier given by the PDP that he should declare his assets, saying he shouldn’t have delayed in making his assets public.

“We wonder why Governor Ajimobi, who declared his assets in his first term in office, which should be easy to update, has remained silent till date on the issue?” he asked.

The PDP further called on  Ajimobi to emulate other forward-looking governors who had slashed the salaries and allowances of public officials telling him to intensify efforts to increase the Internally-Generated Revenue (IGR) of the state in the nearest future.

He noted that the PDP could not fold its arms and watch the APC plunge the state into an economic crisis of Osun State’s magnitude.

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