A member of The Guardian Editorial Board, Martins Oloja, yesterday stated that the Nigerian media has an urgent responsibility to cover and draw attention to state laws that give jumbo packages to former governors.
Oloja argued that severance packages for governors have been too fat and that state correspondents of media outfits have been too quiet about the issue even during the general elections. He made the assertions at a lecture organised by the Association of Communication Scholars and Professionals of Nigeria (ACSPN) at Crescent University, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
His words: “In Kwara State, for instance, the state is still building more than N1 billion worth of houses for the former governor in Ilorin and another in Abuja.
“Most of the state governors have passed laws that would enable them have access to unfettered enjoyment after leaving office. “Where will the money to meet Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) come from when most governors and ministers travel abroad always? We failed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 2000-2015 despite huge allocations from Paris Club refund. Read more