Former Anambra State governor, Peter Obi on Saturday spoke at The Platform, an annual event on leadership, business, creativity and national empowerment- and everyone has been talking about it.
Obi spoke on cutting the cost of governance especially during this time of recession, while sharing his experience as a governor.
He talked about how he cut cost during his tenure by visiting Abuja alone when the need arises.
He also advised governors to scrap the Office of the First Lady which he said gulps N2bn monthly.
He said, “It costs an average of N2 billion to run the office of the First Lady in every state in Nigeria. Multiply by 36.
“Nigeria can still function on its income if only we learn how to cut cost.
“We need to cut the cost of governance. No governor needs a house in Abuja; governors don’t live in Abuja.
“Government house is not a restaurant, I told my cook to cook for only one person.”