President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria’ll Save N1.2tr by 2019, Cutting Bogus Allowances—Buhari

By the time President Muhammadu Buhari finishes his four-year term in 2019, he would have saved Nigeria the sum of N1.2 trillion from cutting unnecessary allowances. This is about one-quarter of the country’s total budget in 2018.

Buhari on Saturday said his administration saves the nation about N25 billion monthly through the stoppage of unnecessary allowances for government officials and blockage of other financial leakages in all its agencies.

Buhari who was represented by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo stated this in Jos, at the graduation ceremony of Senior Executive Course 39 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, NIPSS, Kuru, Plateau state.

He said his government will not relent in its fight against corruption.

Buhari assured that the federal government would make ”good use of recommendations of the course participants on agriculture.”

Premium Times reports that the Director General, NIPSS, Jonathan Juma, said participants who had attended the institute since it was established 39 years ago, have impacted positively on nation building.

“The official said the mission of NIPSS is to serve as a centre for policy, advocacy, advice and training for Nigeria and Africa in the context of a dynamic and changing world.

The chief executive told President Buhari that the institute is affected by recession and requested for financial intervention from the federal government to help replace its operational vehicles.

He explained that members of Course 39 during their study year toured 12 countries and 12 states within Nigeria.

The graduation of 66 Senior Executive in Course 39, brings to 1990 members who have passed through the Institute since its creation.

The security agencies dominated membership of the course which had 8 females; 28 out of the 66 participants for the 10-month course are members of the security agencies including a female commissioner of police”, the report said.

Editorial Chief, Nigerian Bureau

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