On 04/29/2017 , the former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi, spoke at The Platform. The Platform is an annual event that focuses on leadership and business skills, national empowerment and creativity.
On The Platform, Peter Obi touched on the high cost of governance in Nigeria and proffered possible solutions that can assist in cutting costs, especially in a country like Nigeria, currently under a recession. He also shared his experience as the then governor of Anambra State and what he did and achieved in the area of cost management.
** “It costs an average of N2 billion to run the office of the First Lady in every state in Nigeria. Multiply by 36…”
** “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.”
** Nigeria can still function on its income if only we learn how to cut cost.”
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