Obaseki says Finance minister playing ostrich on alleged printed N60bn

Obaseki seeks collaboration to expand Edo’s tax revenue

Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki remained adamant on Wednesday over the denial of the Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed, who claimed the Federal Government printed N60bn in March to augment allocations.

Obaseki had made the declaration but the minister said it was untrue.

Reacting in a tweet on Thursday, he said:

“While we do not want to join issues with the Federal Ministry of Finance, we believe it is our duty to offer useful advice for the benefit of our country.

“The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, should rally Nigerians to stem the obvious fiscal slide facing our country.

“Rather than play the Ostrich, we urge the government to take urgent steps to end the current monetary rascality, so as to prevent the prevailing economic challenge from degenerating further.

“We believe it is imperative to approach the Nigerian project with all sense of responsibility and commitment and not play to the gallery because ultimately, time shall be the judge of us all.”


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