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N60bn Claim: Obaseki raised Allegations to divert attention

Amidst the recent claim by Obaseki, that the Central Bank of Nigeria printed N60billion to augment funds from the Federation Account Allocation Committee shared to states in March, the Niger Delta Youth Council has said its attention has been drawn to the claims.

Bassey Henshaw who signed the statement on behalf of the group, noted that despite the fact that all relevant government agencies have denied the alleged claim, Obaseki has not seen any reason to stop and apologize to Nigerians.

As youths in the Niger Delta who have been monitoring developments in the South South region, Henshaw said they are aware of Governor Obaseki’s abysmal performance in office.

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“We therefore know for a fact that the governor deliberately concocted the allegation to stir controversy and then divert attention from his mismanagement of his state’s resources.

“We challenge the governor to account for the huge fund the state had benefitted from the FAAC since he became the governor of the state.

“Failure to do this, we advise Governor Obaseki to restrain from further causing unnecessary tension in the polity.

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