– Governor Godwin Obaseki has debunked rumour that he is stingy
– Obaseki said he was perceived as stingy because he refused to waste tax-payers money
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has debunked rumour that he is stingy and hardly give out financial aid.
The governor said he was labeled as stingy because he refused to give out tax-payers’ money as gift.
The Nation reports that Obaseki, made this statement at the graduation ceremony of 7000 primary school teachers in the state who were trained on pedagogy under the Edo BEST initiative.
The governor said he’d rather use tax-payers’ money to train more teachers.
“People say I am stingy but I am not. How can I spend Edo people money anyhow when I need money to train teachers,” he said.
Governor Obaseki further stated that his administration would soon commit N6 billion to building and renovation of schools across the state.
He disclosed that the N6 billion would be sourced from N3 billion out of the Paris Club Refund and another matching grant of N3 billion.
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NAIJ.com earlier reported that an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Charles Idahosa, said Governor Godwin Obaseki’s alleged hostility towards politicians can be traced to the way he was fleeced by them during the indirect primaries that led to his emergence as the ruling party’s candidate for the Edo state governorship election.
Idahosa, who served as a political adviser to the immediate past governor of the state, Adams Oshiomhole, made the comment in an interview.
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