BREAKING: Obaseki replies FG, insists excess N60bn was printed to settle allocation in March

Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki has said there is no need to keep dragging issues with the Federal Government over his claim that excess of N60 billion was printed March in other to pay expected allocation to states.

The governor of Edo state while speaking at the Edo state transition committee stakeholders engagement over the weekend, stated that the Federal Government printed money to bridge FAAC allocation.

“When we got FAAC for March, the federal government printed additional N50-N60 billion to top-up for us to share,” he had said.

However Obaseki’s claim has been refuted by the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, who described the claim as unfounded.

Reaffirming his earlier claim on Thursday, Governor Obaseki, took to his official twitter handle, where he write thus: “We believe it is our duty to offer useful advice for the benefit of our country

“The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, @ZShamsuna 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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