How to resolve states’ inability to pay salaries- Hon. Bisi Yusuf


Hon. Bisi Yusuf
The representative of Alimosho Constituency 1 at the Lagos State House of Assembly and member of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bisi Yusuf, suggests ways the debt burden hanging on state governments in Nigeria can be resolved. He also takes a look at the state of the nation. Eromosele Ebhomele was there talks about the challenges facing the country, his party and the National Assembly in this interview
What do you think about the current clamour for pay cut at the National Assembly?
Anything that could make Nigeria okay, I would support it. There is no change without sacrifice. This is my personal opinion. While the government is trying its own, individuals too must also think of making the economy better. One should not generalise; there are some people that if you look at their take home pay, it is still in line with the economic reality. People should be their brothers’ keeper. I am not against anything that would be of importance to the generality of Nigerians.
Again, how would you react to call for the country’s legislature to be on part time bases?
That is what I am saying, people should not generalise. As a proactive journalist, I am sure you know the condition of the legislators in Lagos State; you know what we earn as take-home pay and that we do a lot. I don’t think we are ripe for part-time legislature because there are a lot of things we are doing. I am using Lagos as an example, there is no single day that we don’t have something to do. Even our time is not enough for what we do, and this is why the economy of Lagos State is improving. We embark on legislative research to promote socio, economic and political well being of the state. For …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper