Abia State’s governor, Alex Otti, has given an explanation as to why he does not work out of the state government building.
He claims he is able to keep the cost of government in check by working from home for the time being.
This was spoken by Otti over the weekend, when he hosted the Seventh Day Adventist Church’s global leadership, led by Pastor Ted Wilson, for a celebration of the church’s centennial.
Otti says that:
Managing the price of governance is the first step toward good governance. It’s easy to waste scarce resources on managing the government instead of the governed.
When we first arrived in May, we learned that it would cost a lot to renovate the Governor’s Office. Fortunately, we have everything we need right here at home to launch our race.
Continued efforts will be made until the state’s many hygiene, health, education, and infrastructure issues—including the crumbling infrastructure that has plagued Aba in recent years—are resolved.
Once we’ve cleared some space and completed that, we’ll be ready to confront the Governor’s Office. It’s not a top priority.