Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has slammed Zainab Ahmed, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning for debunking his claim that N60 billion cash was printed in March to support allocations to states.
In a series of tweet on Thursday, Obaseki said she is playing the ostrich, adding that the government must end the current ‘budgetary rascality’in he country.
“While we do not want to join issues with the Federal Ministry of Finance, we believe it is our duty to offer useful advice for the benefit of our country.
“The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed should rally Nigerians to stem the obvious fiscal slide facing our country,” he said.
“Rather than play 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 of us all.”