Obi hails Tinubu, FG for adopting Oronsanye report

Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate in the last election, Peter Obi, has applauded the move by President Bola Tinubu and the Federal Government to adopt the implementation of Steve Oronsanye’s report.

In a statement posted on X (formerly Twitter) on Wednesday, the former Anambra Governor said he would have also implemented the Oronsanye report as President stating that it was in his 2023 manifesto.

He wrote: “I have received several text messages from people wanting to know if I would have implemented the Oronsaye Report, whose full implementation has just been directed by the President.

“In response to their questions, I would like to refer everyone to my Manifesto and my response to similar questions during my campaigns. On the 5th of October, 2022 at Harvard University, I was asked: “Will you implement the Oronsaye Report?” and I responded in the affirmative.

“I went further to explain that implementing the report is one of the best ways to make governance efficient, cost-effective, and productive. Being in opposition does not warrant blind and thoughtless criticism. Whenever the government makes the right decision, we should agree and if need be, propose related or even better ideas to move the nation forward.

“I have always been an advocate of the 3 critical components of the Oronsaye Report, which are: i) drastically cutting the cost of governance; ii) eliminating the overlapping of responsibilities to ensure that responsibilities are appropriately domiciled; and iii) increasing efficiency and effectiveness, which will increase productivity.

“Although the implementation of the report is long overdue, its implementation is a welcome development so long as the decision is informed by these principles. Beyond implementing the Oronsaye Report, the government should go further and cut the cost of governance across the board.

“Having found it imperative to implement the Report, the government should now do away with the bogus and needless wastage of our scarce resources on frivolous issues, and deploy such funds to the critical areas of Education, Health, and pulling people out of poverty.”



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