Obaseki Blasts Finance Minister, Insists FG Printed N60bn

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The Governor of Edo State Godwin Obaseki has faulted the Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, following her denial that the Federal Government printed N60 billion in March to support allocation to states.

The governor, who accused the Federal Government of “monetary rascality’, has as well tackled the finance minister for “playing the Ostrich”.

Obaseki said this in a series of tweets to react to the denial by Zainab that his claim on FG printing N60bn was “untrue”.

Obaseki 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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