Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state has fired back at his critics who accused him of mismanaging the state’s resources. Obiano emphatically stated that he’s not a hungry governor, The Punch reports. The Anambra state governor had been under heavy criticism over alleged wastefulness in the handling of state’s resources, including mismanaging N75bn allegedly left in the state’s coffers by his predecessor Peter Obi. But in the media chat at the Governor’s Lodge, Anambra state yesterday, February 21, Obiano said because of his banking background, he had maintained financial prudence and transparency in the management of the state resources.
According to him, he was being rated with those who spent eight years in office as governor despite spending just two years in office. He boasted of his administration’s achievement in security and how Anambra state has now become an investment destination. He said: “Look, let me tell you, I’m a wealthy person before I came here as a governor. I didn’t come here to steal, because there is nothing here for me to steal. “I was enjoying my wealth in the United States of America with my family before I was approached to come and do this job as a governor. “I had already made good money before venturing into politics. I was relishing in the comfort of my house, with swimming pool, basketball court and other good things in the United States before providence brought me here. “I’m an accomplished person by every measurement.
Providence brought me here as governor to serve the people. “In terms of enjoyment, there is none here to enjoy as a governor, with all this protocol restricting my comfort.” Naij.com recalls that Governor Obiano was named as the best Igbo Governor of the Year 2015. According to Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, the national secretary of the Ohanaeze Youth Council, Obiano’s award is because had made a remarkable impact in Anambra state and had created many indelible records.
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