Obaseki Warn Federal Government
Stop playing the ostrich, Obaseki fires back at FG.
The Executive Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, yesterday, urged the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, to rally Nigerians to save the tumbling economy, rather than playing the ostrich.
This was the governor’s counter-reaction to the denial by the minister that he lied about his claim that the Federal Government printed between N50 and N60 billion to share among the federating units in March.
In a statement signed by his media aide, Crusoe Osagie, the governor called for urgent steps to end the current monetary rascality to prevent the prevailing economic challenge from degenerating further.
“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 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, to prevent the prevailing economic challenge from degenerating further.”
He also added that the ‘Nigerian project’ should be approached with all sense of responsibility and commitment rather than playing to the gallery.