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Nigeria: Enugu State Government not in Debt – Chime

Nigeria: Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State says his administration has not borrowed money to finance infrastructure development. Chime made the explanation at the closing of the 26th Enugu International Trade Fair in Enugu on Monday. According to the governor, the State Government has only put its lean resources to good use.Represented by the Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Dr Jude Akubuilo, the governor said the views held in some quarters that his administration was borrowing were wrong.

"We usually do not like to trump up or dwell on our achievements. We are, however, delighted that our modest efforts have continued to receive accolades.

"We did not set out to seek popularity or the vain-glory of political self-service, but merely applied ourselves to redressing the dislocations in the economic and sociopolitical lives of our people," he said.

Chime said that although the state government had done well to address the infrastructure deficit in the state, "there is still so much to be done.

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