A communique has been released by the labour party in Anambra state over the Governor’s decision to cancel the sponsorship of pilgrimage of her citizens.
The communique adds: “The Labour Party in Anambra State notes with dismay the recent cancellation of government sponsorship of pilgrims in the state under the guise of cutting down the cost of governance.
“In as much as the party welcomes the Willie Obiano’s sudden step towards reducing recurrent expenditures to the barest minimum, we have to draw the attention of the state government that this is a step forward in the wrong direction in that the state government, 10 months ago, used a whopping N600m in decorating the cities of Awka, Nnewi and Onitsha with Christmas trees and light.
“The governor should have used the N600m, used in decorating the three cities in the state with Christmas trees and light, in completing many abandoned projects dotting the state.”
The above privileges were created by former governor, Peter Obi, a tradition which Gov.Obiano has chosen not to continue with.