My govt not hindered by debt – Obaseki
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).
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