- The former chairman of Diamond Bank Alex Otti has accused the Anambra state government of lying against its past governor Peter Obi
- Otti said said the former governor had $150 million stored up in three different banks
- The former governor Peter Obi said Nigerian leaders must begin to understand that leadership is about service
The former chairman of Diamond Bank Alex Otti has accused the Anambra state government of lying against its past governor Peter Obi.
Otti reacting to the state that Obi left an empty treasury said the former governor had $150 million stored up in three different banks.
Otti while delivering a keynote address, “Nigeria economic recession: Ways out of the woods”, at the 8th annual conference of the Academy for Entrepreneurial Study in Lagos state the former Anambra state governor was a prudent leader.
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Citing Obi as an example, Otti said, Nigeria needs leader who can spur confidence among the populace by taking responsibilities.
“As the chairman of Diamond Bank as at the time Obi was governor, I can confirm that he left $50 million each in Diamond Bank, Fidelity Bank and Access Bank," Otti said.
“I can also confirm that he did not borrow money from any financial institution," he added.
Also speaking, the chairman of the event and former military head of state Yakubu Gowon who was represented by a former minister of health Julius Adeluyi called on Nigeria leaders to be focus on becoming people-orientated in delivering their services.
Obi also thanked the organizers of the event for the topic of discussion chosen.
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The former governor said Nigerian leaders must begin to understand that leadership is about service.
Soludo said the previous administration borrowed money to fund recurrent expenditure at a time when oil price was extremely high.
You can watch this NAIJ.com TV video of Nigerians speaking on the leadership of former President Goodluck Jonathan: