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Published On: Mon, Jan 12th, 2015

FG can’t account for oil money – Fashola

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From Osaigbovo Iguobaro, Benin

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State has said that the Federal Government was irresponsible owing to its inability to properly account for the nation’s oil revenue, even as his Edo State counterpart, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole said Nigerians must vote out the PDP for failing to provide electricity after 16 years in the saddle.

Speaking at the commissioning of the 8.5km Amedokhian-Ugboha road as part of projects commission at the weekend to mark the 6th anniversary of the government of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, Governor Fashola said: “We have a national government that is unable to account for money for crude oil that they did not extract; it is the white people that are extracting it for them. The price is fixed internationally, the quantity is known, just to add up and tally. They said it is twenty billion that is missing, some said ten billion. Should one dollar have been missing in any responsible government? That is why corruption and accountability is an issue in the next election.”

On the 8.5km Amedokhian-Ugboha road built by the Oshiomhole administration, Fashola said: “If a government at the state level that collects one over ninety six percent can do this kind of roads and all the red roofs that I have seen, imagine what will happen if you have a president and vice president that care.

“The story of this road is the celebration of a community that has put its votes in support of a party that used to be the party in opposition. A community that has renewed its social contract to depart from a party that has deceived them and embrace change; a community that has seen what change is if people vote right.

“This road will benefit the pedestrians, car owners, motorcyclists, farmers and market women. This is the economy of development. This road facilitates transport, it facilitates trade, it facilitates health care delivery and this really is the heart of democracy.

On his part, Governor Adams Oshiomhole stressed the need for the people to vote for the APC at all levels as the PDP has failed to provide the basic facilities needed by the people.

 

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