The governor expressed bother on the rising money owed of the nation, asserting Nigeria is in ‘immense financial effort.’
Obaseki said this while talking on the Edo transition committee stakeholders engagement on Saturday, April 10, 2021.
“After we got FAAC for March, the federal authorities printed additional N50-N60 billion to top-up for us to share”
“This April, we can bolt to Abuja and share. By the pause of this year, our full borrowings are going to be within N15-N16 trillion”, he said.
The governor, who condemned the nation’s over-dependence on indecent oil lamented that Nigeria’s economic system has changed, adding that the present label of indecent oil is excellent a mirage.
Oaseki said, “Nigeria has changed. The economic system of Nigeria is no longer the identical over again, whether or no longer we fancy it or no longer. Since the civil war, we obtain been managing, asserting money is no longer our self-discipline as prolonged as we are pumping indecent oil day to day.
“So we obtain flee a extremely odd economic system and odd presidential system the put the native, say and federal governments, on the pause of the month, bolt and produce salaries. We’re the right nation on this planet that does that.
“In all locations else, the authorities depends on the opposite folks to provide taxes and that’s what they consume to flee the native authorities, say and the federation.
“But with the manner we flee Nigeria, the nation can bolt to sleep. At the pause of the month, we excellent bolt to Abuja, rep money and we reach succor to use. We’re in effort, immense financial effort.
“The present label of indecent oil is excellent a mirage. The important oil firms who’re these producing are no longer investing mighty in oil.
The governor questioned the put the Federal Government would obtain money to share in Abuja when Shell is pulling out of Nigeria and Chevron investing in alternative gasoline.