The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has scolded the Minister of Finance, MRs. Kemi Adeosun for denying that GEJ’s administration paid its share of the Airport Terminal counterpart funding.
According to PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, Adeosun lied outrightly and plans “Resubmit the voucher again for payment.
“Once again, our attention has been drawn to a statement made by the Minister of Finance, Ms. Kemi Adeosun.
“Adeosun said Nigeria has not paid the airport terminal counterpart funding of $100 million.
“This information, like many of her previous statements, is false, misleading and malicious.
“Her statement was deliberately made to blackmail the previous administration which have been the hallmark of the APC government.
“We are pained that the APC, under Buhari, is bent on sacrificing our hard earned democracy on the slab of falsehood.
“Buhari has consistently disregarded and denied all the obvious achievements of the 16 years of PDP era and collective successes of Nigerians.
“Why is that?
“For the record, the previous PDP government entered into an agreement with the Chinese government to construct terminals in five airports.
“Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) wrote the Debt Management Office to make the Payment of $100Million to the Chinese Firm, CECC.
“The funds was remitted as directed by the CBN.
“Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Aviation, Hajiya Binta Bello, corroborated our position during her interview with THISDAY Newspaper on September 14, 2015.
“In that interview, she said ‘Nigeria government counterpart funding of $100 million has been paid at the commencement of the projects.’
“She went further to assert that the projects would be completed and delivered at the first quarter of 2016.
“Could it be that this needless confusion from the Minister regarding the already paid fund is to represent the voucher again for payment?
“We want to advice the APC-led administration to concentrate on governance and stop deceiving Nigerians with their constant lies.
“Nigerians need good governance demonstrated by at least providing food on their table,” Prince Dayo said.