Rep-elect seeks 50% cut in Presidency, N’Assembly expenses
APC chieftain wants individuals to empower women, youths
A MEMBER-ELECT of the House of Representatives from Kano State, Abdullahi Mahmud Gaya, has called on the in-coming administration of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari to slash up to 50 per cent the expenses of the Presidency and National Assembly, all with the intention of having enough resources to cater for the nation’s capital expenditure.
In a media chat at his residence in Kano yesterday, Gaya, who was elected from Gaya/Ajing/Albasu Federal Constituency, urged all his colleagues and the in-coming President to come to term with his opinion.
Until his election as member House of Representatives, Gaya was the erstwhile Commissioner for Finance in Kano State. He said: “In my opinion, I think it will be better for all the elected representatives, beginning from Mr. President to members of Parliament, ministers, other advisors and special assistants to agree that what we will be receiving is slashed to 50 per cent.”
“Since we believe the country needs positive change, we should therefore accept it as such. The slash in the expenses should continue till when our dear nation gets better to execute capital projects, may be from the time we are inaugurated to another two years.”
In another development, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano, Baba Sharu Dala, has called on individuals to be more dedicated to youths and women’s empowerment programmes, with a view to further strengthening democratic consolidation in the society.
Dala, who made the call at his empowerment project office along Northwest University Road in Kano during an empowerment development scheme he initiated for the underprivileged youths and women in his local council, said: “People should understand that government’s effort should be complemented by putting in some resources in the area of women and youths’ empowerment.
It is by so doing that the issue of unemployment can be addressed drastically. “Our platform, Baba Sharu Vanguard Empowerment Scheme, found it extremely important to help our youths reposition their life through self-reliance.”
Dala, who was a two-time Sole Administrator of Kabo and Ungogo local councils in the state, said that when individual members of the society realised the importance of making people self-reliant, it was the economy of the state that would be at the best advantage position.
He, therefore, urged people to always appreciate what is offered to them by the state, saying: “It is not a hidden fact anymore that one of the most beneficial efforts by any government is to make her citizens self-reliant. This scheme is aimed at adding value to what our government is doing.”
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