My govt not hin­dered by debt – Obaseki

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Us­man A. Bello, Benin

Edo State Govenor God­win Obaseki has dis­missed re­ports that quoted him as say­ing his ad­min­is­tra­tion was hin­dered by a huge debt.

Obaseki, in a state­ment yes­ter­day by his me­dia aide, Cru­soe Osagie, urged the peo­ple of the state to dis­re­gard the re­ports.

He stated: “None of the me­dia out­fits that pub­lished it can pro­vide any proof what so ever, ei­ther by voice record­ing or signed state­ment, to show that Obaseki made this com­ment

“The Edo State Gov­ern­ment un­der the lead­er­ship of Gov­er­nor God­win Obaseki is not hin­dered by debt obli­ga­tions. All our projects are be­ing un­der­taken as planned and the terms of our fa­cil­i­ties from the World Bank and the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment are lib­eral with re­pay­ment pe­riod of over twenty (20) years.”

He ex­plained that as the chair­man of the economic team un­der a former gov­er­nor, Adams Osh­iom­hole,Obaseki ne­go­ti­ated most of the con­ces­sion­ary loans from the In­ter­na­tional De­vel­op­ment Agen­cies (IDAs).

Photo: NAN

From left: Co-con­vener, Bring Back Our Girls, Ha­jiya Aisha Ye­sufu; Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer, Mad-Mo Con­cert, Mr Moses Paul; Lead Part­ner, Grey­ham Bound Solic­i­tors, Mr Ile­mona Onoja; and Deputy Head of Of­fice, UK De­part­ment for In­ter­na­tional De­vel­op­ment (DfID) Abuja, Mr John Prim­rose, dur­ing the Youth Alive Foun­da­tions’ round-ta­ble dis­cus­sion to mark the 2018 In­ter­na­tional Youth Day, in Abuja yes­ter­day

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