Emerging report indicates that the Director of the Centre for Social Justice, CSJ, Eze Onyekpere, has called on Political Office Holders in the country at all levels, to cut down on wasteful spending, declaring Nigeria a broke country.
He made the call during an interview on Channels Television’s ‘Newsnight’.
His exact words: “The Leadership should tell themselves the naked truth, that we cannot continue spending or wasting resources at the level we are doing before.
“And that is why I made the point that we are broke. If we are a private company, maybe somebody could have said liquidate the company. Now when a company or an individual is broke, is as poor as Nigeria today, has a fiscal crisis, what I think should be done, is that starts with the Leadership.
“The music and the song have changed, so we need to change our dance steps. When they now cut down their spending, it will be easier for them to market the idea of tightening your belt to Nigerians.
“The days are gone when you sermonise and sit on Moses seat like the scribes and pharisees used to do, and the expect me to do what you say and not what you do, it is not going to work.
“Nigerians are seeing the lifestyle of their leaders. So any sermon about our tightening our belt or cutting down does not fly. When we see them take that first step, it is easy for the masses to cue in.”