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Oshiomhole Is A Liar, $30 Billion Not Missing from ECA  

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The Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala says 30 billion dollars is

not missing from the Excess Crude Account as speculated by Gov. Adams

Oshiomhole of Edo.
This is according to a statement issued on Saturday in Abuja by Mr Paul

Nwabuikwu, the spokesperson to the minister.
“The widely published comment by Gov. Adams Oshiomhole alleging that 30

billion dollars is missing from the Excess Crude Account is shocking and

totally untrue.
“The comments reflect, once again, the unfortunate tendency of some

political players to politicise the management of the economy on the basis

of half-truths and sundry distortions.
“This is not good for the country,'' the statement read in part.

It stated that Oshiomhole's comments gave the impression that the Federal

Government doles out whatever it wished to the states from the Federation

Account.
“But anyone who is familiar with the Federation Accounts Allocation

Committee (FAAC) process knows that this is simply not true.

“The meetings are held every month and Commissioners of Finance and other

officials represent their states and agreements are reached on issues

including the distribution of proceeds from the Account.

“There is no 30 billion dollars missing from the Excess Crude Account as

alleged by Governor Oshiomhole,'' it added.
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