Thursday May 06, 2021 8:54 PM

Alleged printing of N60bn: Obaseki was in APC, he understands their gambit- Wike

As the issue of the alleged printing of N60bn by the Central Bank of Nigeria is still dominating be media space, the Rivers State Governor, Nyelsom Wike has backed his Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki on his claim.

It will be recalled that recently, the Edo State Governor accused the Federal Government of printing N60 billion to support allocation for States and Local Governments in March.

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, had debunked the claim, stating that the governor’s comment was untrue.

In his reaction, Governor Wike in a tweet on his verified Twitter handle on Monday said Obaseki was formerly in the All Progressives Congress Government, so he understands them we’ll.

“Nigerians need to know the true state of our economy and the truth concerning the printing of N60bn by the Central Bank of Nigeria.

“If you hear what the Central Bank Governor said, instead of answering the question Nigerians are asking, he said the governors do not want to pay back the bailout fund.

“That is not an issue. Bailout is a loan, if you want to take it, go ahead, but answer whether or not you printed N60 billion”.

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