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Stop wasting public funds in the name of paying homage to Tinubu, Shehu Sani tells govs


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Senator Shehu Sani, has called on Nigerian governors to stop wasting public funds on chartered flights to pay homage to President Bola Tinubu in his Lagos Home.

The former lawmaker who represented Kaduna Central at the red carpet chamber, also asked the president to stop governors from leaving their states during festive seasons due to heightened security challenges.

He stated this while reacting to the Nigeria Governors’ Forum’s, NGF, ‘courtesy visit to Mr Tinubu at his residence in Lagos on Tuesday.

Sani in a post on his official verified X handle on Tuesday, said such visits add a huge financial burden on the states, adding that Nigerian leaders should be serious about cutting the cost of governance.

“After these festivities, the President should discourage state governors from leaving their states to ‘pay him homage’.

“First, it’s a huge burden on the states’ finances. The cost of chartered flights and other expenses.

“Secondly, there appears to be a pattern of escalation of security threats during the holiday seasons.

“Let’s be serious about this slogan of cutting the cost of governance,” the former lawmaker wrote.


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