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Akpabio: Peter Obi Queries FGs 30 Billion Naira to State Governors

Peter Obi calls for Transparency on 30 billion Naira Fund disbursed to State Governors.

An education champion and the former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Gregory Obi, has weighed in on the widely circulated claim by the President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio, that the Federal Government of Nigeria had disbursed 30 billion Naira to each of the 36 states of the federation and received by the Governors. Read the full statement by the Labour Party 2023 Presidential candidate issued via his Twitter handle below.

Peter Gregory Obi

Recently, the Senate President, Senator Godswill Akpabio announced that a staggering financial support of N1.1 trillion, amounting to a sum of N30 billion each was doled out to the State Governors to help ameliorate the present hardship in the country.

While the Federal Government is to be commended for offering such a huge support, considering the difficult times people are going through, it is pertinent, for the interest of good governance and transparency, that the details of the disbursement of such support be explained further, so that the public, the masses for whom the support is meant, can follow through and ensure that it is utilized appropriately to the benefit of the people.

While waiting for such details, I appeal that concerted efforts should be made to ensure that the resources are genuinely and transparently invested in productive ventures to alleviate present hardship and help the future growth of the country.

We must stop this unproductive habit of throwing scarce and borrowed money at immediate problems, and consumption, but rather through an articulated plan, invest aggressively in production, in a clear, visible, and transparent manner, in which people can see the future benefits.

Now more than ever, our nation needs a clear and urgent move from consumption to production by prioritizing and investing in human development which will go towards providing a sure and lasting solution to many of our challenges of today.

That is the surest way to put us on a path of developmental growth. This is the spirit of the New Nigeria we are clamouring for. -PO

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