Minister-designate Ngige: We’ll operate a lean economy

Minister-designate, Chris Ngige  has said it was the desire of the present administration to block all leakages in the economy.

“Yes, we shall operate a lean economy because we are going to block areas of leakages, retinue of aides, protocol staff, large convoys of cars are things that will not fly in this administration,” he said.

He also said the ongoing debate over statement credited to President Muhammadu Buhari that not all ministers would be assigned portfolios was not necessary.

Ngige said with or without portfolios, it is the responsibility of all ministers to join hands and move the nation forward.

He said, “If you have portfolio, if you don’t have portfolio, it is one single Federal Executive Council. You bring whatever it is on the table. That is not a problem at all.

“We have the right to discuss things around the ministries because it is one single cabinet. The important thing is that we want to move our people from where they are now, they are in abject poverty which concerns about 75 percent of the populace.

“So, we need to actually restructure the political and social moment of the country and that is what we are going to do. That means poverty will reduce.”

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