Every state in Nigeria can pay salaries —Obi


The former governor of Anambra State has disagreed with the notion that said Nigerian states are incapable of paying salaries, insisting that with prudence and prioritizing,  state could  pay salaries and engage in other developmental activities.

Award: The  former governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi( right), receiving from Dr. Alex Ekwueme (left), the Igbo Youth Movement  'Best Governor Ever' award, at Nike Lake Hotel, Enugu, yesterday. 


Obi was speaking yesterday   at the   17th  Annual Convention of the Igbo Youth Movement at the Nike Lake Hotel, Enugu.

Obi, who bagged the ‘Best Governor Ever,’ award said that those in government spent a lot of money on things that were not necessary, while running out of money for projects that would enrich the people.

Using himself as an example, Obi said that when he was the governor, that he did not keep guest houses, charter planes,  travel with more people than necessary, fly Business Class or  use bullet proof vehicles, among others.

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Anthony Dugbo
Anthony Dugbo

He understands the terrain as a former Governor. Most of then are crying wolf cos there is no space to loot heavily!

Possible Wilson
Possible Wilson

How will they accept that they can pay, when all they want is for the money to be entering their pocket…