Obaseki replies Finance Minister, asks FG to end ‘monetary rascality’


Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has replied the Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, after she denied that the Federal Government printed N60 billion in March to support allocation to states.

Obaseki in a series of tweets on Thursday said he believes it is statutory to offer useful advice for the benefit of the nation and called on the Federal Government to end ‘monetary rascality.’ 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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