Governor Obaseki says Oshiomhole’s N30bn water project was fraudulent

Governor Obaseki says Oshiomhole’s N30bn water project was fraudulent

- Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has criticised the immediate past administration of Adam Oshiomhole

- Obaseki said the past Edo administration has questions to answer about the Benin stormwater project.

- The former governor, Oshiomhole, is yet to make any official statement about Obaseki's claims

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The Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, has accused the Adam Oshiomhole administration of defrauding the Edo people under the guise of the N30bn Benin stormwater project.

Obaseki made the allegation on Monday, February 22, when he inspected the Textile Mill Road catchment of the project in Benin City, The Punch reported.

Uncertainty as Oshiomhole faces possible probe over alleged N30bn fraudulent project
Governor Obaseki said Oshiomhole’s N30bn water project was a waste of public funds. Photo: @GovernorObaseki, @A_Oshiomhole
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The Edo governor claimed the project was a ruse that had no benefit for the people of Edo state.

He said his administration would probe the project and recover money stolen.

Obaseki said:

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''You can see for yourself that the so-called stormwater project was a fraud. It was a contract to defraud Edo people. From what I can see now, the project in this catchment area was never designed to take water away from the area.
“The area was never drained. You can see the level of what we are doing now as compared with that of the previous administration. It is almost two-meter difference.''

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PM News reported that the Edo governor said the Oshiomhole administration has to explain how it spent the N30 billion on a project which does not drain water anywhere.

He said:

“Clearly, we will take the necessary precaution to recover all the money due to Edo people that was stolen through this project.”

In another news, Godwin Obaseki has dismissed media reports claiming that he has agreed to provide grazing land for herdsmen in the state.

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The Edo state governor insisted that he will not cede any part of the state's land for grazing cattle, Channels TV reported. gathers that Obaseki's position is contained in a statement by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Osarodion Ogie.

Kess Ewubare is a senior political/current affairs correspondent at He has both a BSc and a Master’s degree in mass communication. He has over 10 years of experience in working in several fields of mass communication including radio, TV, newspaper, and online. For Kess, journalism is more than a career, it is a beautiful way of life.


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