Former Governor of Anambra state and the PDP Vice Presidential candidate in the 2019 General elections, His Excellency Peter Obi, has adviced the new Imo state Governor, His Excellency Emeka Ihedioha to be prudent with the finance of the state.
Speaking at a very high profile lecture on May 28 to mark the inauguration of Ihedioha as the governor, Obi, who was the Guest of Honour warned Ihedioha off three things.
The first thing, Obi told Ihedioha, is not to imbibe the habit of flying in chartered jets. 99 per cent of Nigerian Governors feel it is beneath them to fly on commercial planes.
This costs them millions of Naira. The governors blame it on exigencies of duties. But Obi told Ihedioha to perish the thought, and get on a commercial flight to save money with which to work for Imo people.
Obi: “Don’t waste money. Ignore chartered jets. Why pay millions of Naira when you can pay only N40,000 and get to the same destination?”
The second is the office of the First Lady. It costs money.