The presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress, Bola Tinubu has stated that his administration will reduce government expenditures as part of its plans to rid the civil service of corruption.
Tinubu also stated that his administration will make sure that public funds get spent solely on public good.
This was contained in an 80-page manifesto themed ‘Action Plan for a Better Nigeria’ released on Friday by the Presidential Campaign Council of the APC.
It reads, “We will streamline the amount that government spends on itself. A cap will be placed on fiscal expenditures for the construction of government buildings and on the salaries and related compensation packages of elected officials and senior personnel in the executive branch of the Federal Government. Such expenditures will have a low priority in our administration.
“Our administration will adhere strictly to the principle that public funds are only to be spent on public good and we shall strive earnestly to reduce the overall cost of the Federal Government.”
Tinubu also said that ghost workers within the system will continue to be fished out with bonafide and hardworking civil servants commended and protected for their service to the public.
“Bonafide hardworking members of the civil service are to be commended for their public service and shall be protected. However, we will continue the process of weeding out ghost workers as well as ghost projects and expenditures from the system.”