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“Nigerians have more money than Nigeria – Gov. Obaseki claims

by Nwani Chisom
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Oyogist.com has learned that the governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has said many Nigerians are richer than Nigeria as a country.

The Governor disclosed this during a meeting with the state Transmission Committee in Benin.

Also present at the meeting were over 27 professional organisations.

Obaseki emphatically told the professionals that the state would be developed with money from Edo people.

He said:

“For us as a government to continue to behave the way we used to behave before, when the circumstances that brought us into government are totally different; I think it will be grossly unfair to God and the people of Edo State. We are in government to serve you; we want you to join us and make Edo great again.

“So, without the commitment and collaboration of these different professional groups, there is not much that we can do because right now, we spend almost N40 billion a year in paying people’s salaries and all sources of emoluments.

“In the past, we used to get that amount from oil revenue and now, that amount will have to be paid by taxes from you. Therefore, should you not have an input? Should you not have a say? And that say, should it just be about criticizing the government.

“Truly speaking, if we do not build institutions, if we continue in the old ways, trying to build super stars and strong men, we will have no future, because these strong men will die, then what now happens?”

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