JONATHAN TO GOVS: ELIMINATE WASTE TO ACHIEVE MDGS
By Emma Ujah
ABUJA- PresidenT Goodluck Jonathan has charged the tiers of government to eliminate waste and fashion out ways of generating more income to meet the Millennium Development Goals, MDGs
He gave the charge at the launched MDGs Conditional Grants Scheme, CGS, to local governments in Abuja, yesterday.
President Jonathan, represented at the occasion by Vice President Namadi Sambo, said: 'We have two choices here: to continue with the way we have always managed our resources and not achieve the Millennium Development Goals or to make painful adjustments at all levels of government so that we can accommodate those expenditures that have a direct bearing to our people that the MDGs are targeted to uplift.'
According to him, the MDGs had provided a veritable means of collaboration between the three tiers of government in meeting the nation's developmental objectives devoid of friction.