Alex Otti: I’ll use Obi’s model of lean government to run Abia
The Abia governor-elect, Alex Otti has said he would run a “lean government” in the state and cut down on the cost of governance.
Speaking in an interview with Channels TV on Thursday, Otti said he’ll adopt the “model” used by Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), during his tenure as Anambra state governor.
Obi was a two-term governor of Anambra and his administration has been lauded for greatly reducing the cost of governance in the state.
Speaking on his plan as the newly elected Abia governor, Otti promised to replicate Obi’s achievements.
He added that his government would cut “our coats according to our size” and support private sectors to create jobs.
Otto said, “I have spoken out greatly about the cost of governance being a problem in the country. And it applies to the federal government as well as it does the state governments and all the way to the local level.
“And I believe my presidential candidate did very well in Anambra state and he reined in the cost of governance. It is the same type of model that we are going to run in Abia.
There are only so many jobs you can create in the public sector. So when you are appointing 12,000 special assistants who basically do not have an office but collect a salary monthly, you are just creating a problem for yourself.
“We are going to run a very lean government and cut our coats according to our size. It is the private sector that should be supported to create jobs. And whatever it takes to support the private sectors, we will do exactly that.”