National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu has posited that the expenditure of government should not be reduced as he cited the numerous benefits the country can stand to gain from good initiatives.
Bola Tinubu addressed the crowd at the 11th Arewa House Annual Lecture in Kaduna state wher he made it known that reducing the cost of governance is not a one-way street since it has its good sides and the bad sides.
In his words” “Cost of governance is always a key factor in the socio-economic development of any nation, But it is also one side of that very important coin. We must not look at the cost alone, we must weigh the cost against the benefits derived therefrom.
“For example, one can pay a high cost on a productive enterprise but reap a higher benefit; such would be considered a good investment. However, one can pay a low cost but reap no benefit at all in the endeavour. We inherently say it is unproductive.
“Thus we must be careful in what we say and truly mean when we talk of cost of governance.”