A top chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP has urged the state governors to take the hard decision on the issues of insolvency among states.
Doyin Okupe, a former Senior Special Assistant to former president Goodluck Jonathan, has urged state governors to downsize their workforce in view of the current cash crunch.
Okupe wrote on his Facebook page yesterday: “An immediate 20-30% cut down in staff strength is imperative, with provision of say, upfront payment of 3 years salaries for affected members of staff.”
According to him, all state governments in the country have over-bloated civil service.
He suggested that downsizing be continued in states at an annual rate of about 10 percent for about five years, saying this would create space for a controlled employment of “new youthful and better trained civil servants.”