The Edo state government Godwin Obaseki has said he won’t join issues with the Federal Government over his claim that N60bn was printed in March to support allocation to states.

Obaseki had lamented the fiscal state of the nation stating  Nigeria is in financial trouble.

While speaking at the Edo State transition Committee Stakeholders engagement over the weekend. He claimed the Federal Government printed money to bridge FAAC allocation.

‘’When we got FAAC for March, the  Federal Government printed  additional N50-N60bn to top-up  for us to share ‘’, he said

But the ‘Nation ‘ reported on Wednesday the Federal Government faulted his claim dismissing it as untrue.

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, said, Obaseki’s claim was very sad because it was ‘’untrue’’.

Reacting to the counter-reaction on Thursday, Obaseki through his official Twitter handle,said:’’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 the country. Rather than playing 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  us all’’.

Source- The Nation

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