Governor Alex Otti of Abia State Clarifies His Decision to Work Remotely Instead of the State Government House.
He cited his desire to temporarily control the expenses of governance as the primary reason for choosing to operate from home. Otti made this announcement during the weekend when he welcomed the global leadership of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, led by Pastor Ted Wilson, who paid him a visit in honor of the church’s centenary anniversary.
According to Otti:
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.”