Emir Sanusi: Too much revenue spent on public servants

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Sanusi calls for debate on restructuring

 

Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, on Wednesday said its time intelligent debate on restructuring is kick-started to end ethnic agitations across the country.

Speaking at the Union Bank’s centenary event in Lagos, the Emir said sustained peace is pivotal to the prosperity of individuals, business and Nigeria in general, hence there is need for government to interact and bring lasting peace.

He said the current constitution which says the country must have governors and deputies in all the 36 states, President and Vice President, Ministers from every state, over 109 senators and over 360 House of representatives, 774 local chairmen is not sustainable.

Emir Sanusi lamented that a system where huge public revenue is spent annually on public servants should be discontinued.

“In each local government, you have 10 councillors and speakers and several special advisers and you are surprised that you have not been able to pay workers’ salaries and wages? And we are saying we are going to build an economy that will take care of our people. We have failed to bring economy to the earth”, he said.

Daily Trust