SERAP calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to cut cost of governance


Human Rights group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) says it has written an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari asking him to cut the cost of governance and implement bold transparency and accountability measures in response to Nigeria’s second recession in five years.

This was disclosed in a statement signed on Sunday by SERAP deputy director Kolawole Oluwadare.

The group said the economic crisis rocking the nation provides an opportunity to prioritize access of poor and vulnerable Nigerians to basic socio-economic rights, and to genuinely recommit to the fight against corruption.

The group said further that the paltry resources Nigeria invests in essential public goods and services that would benefit ordinary Nigerians can be partly explained by the “high spending of public funds to finance a life of luxury for members of the National Assembly, state governors, and other ‘powerful’ politicians.