A former Governor of Oyo state, Abiola Ajimobi, on Sunday described his successor’s consistent connection with about N150bn debt he left in the back of as ‘a needles mudslinging.’
Ajimobi, who spoke to journalists at his Oluyole, Ibadan residence, after gazing the Eid-el- Kabir prayer at the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium, lamented the outcry the problem had generated.
He argued that Oyo turned into not a few of the first 10 states in the listing published with the aid of the Debt management office.
Governor Seyi Makinde had alleged that the Ajimobi’s administration left behind a big debt profile, which in line with him, made the state insolvent.
However Ajimobi stated, “if you have a look at the debts owed through each country within the usa as published via the DMO, you may see that Oyo country isn’t always even a number of the first 10 with heaviest debts.
The United States is the number one debtor in the world. Government by using nature and established order need to maintain to have debt. They ought to be able to use humans’s money to make cash.”
The former governor explained that 50 per cent of the debt owed by his administration was part of the world Bank loan taken by previous governments in the state and that much less than 30 in line with cent of the amount were accessed.
At the allegation that his aides drove official automobiles away, Ajimobi said his appointees paid for them based totally at the decision taken with the aid of his government.
The former governor stated that there have been legit files at the transactions, at the same time as he advised the incumbent management to beam its searchlight on civil servants who had allegedly pushed a number of the vehicle to mechanic workshops.