JUST IN: After spending over N5.32bn in running his office, Dr Alex Otti says he operates from home to save cost | #NwokeukwuMascot
…Abia State Governor, Dr Alex Otti, states why he operates from home instead of the state government house | #NwokeukwuMascot
According to him, he chose to work from home for the time being in order to manage the cost of governance.
Gov Otti, who, according to the Abia 2023 Q3 report, revealed that he had spent over N5.32bn while working from home, stated this during the weekend when he received the global leadership of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, led by Pastor Ted Wilson, who visited him in commemoration of the church's centenary anniversary.
Otti said: “Good governance starts with managing the cost of governance. If you’re not careful, the limited resources could be deployed to managing government rather than managing the governed.
“At the time we came in, in May, we found out that we were going to spend a whole lot of money fixing the Governor’s Office. Luckily, we have facilities here (at home) and are able to run from here.
“We will continue to do this until we have been able to deal with a lot of the hygiene problems, problems of health, problems of education and infrastructure, infrastructural decay, particularly in Aba, and a lot of the other hygiene problems we’re dealing with in the state.
“By the time we are finished with that and we have some elbow room, then we can now face the Governor’s Office. It’s not a priority.” Abia Governor said.