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Anambra: Obi left $150m in 3 banks – Alex Oti

Former chairman of Diamond Bank, Dr Alex Oti, yesterday said former governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi left $150 million in three banks to lay to rest the debate on whether the former governor left money or not.
He disclosed this when he delivered a key note address on the theme: “Nigeria economic recession: Ways out of the woods”, at the 8th annual conference of the Academy for Entrepreneurial Study, at the Nigerian Institute for International Study at Kofo Aboyomi St., Victoria Island, Lagos, yesterday.
Oti said all Nigeria needed was a leader who can inspire confidence in the people by doing what leadership required. He said a leader should serve the people and not himself.
He added that a good leader does not need to be reminded to cut costs, avoid unnecessary expenditure and encourage diversification, among others.
The former Diamond Bank chairman said  with Obi’s example, it has been proved that Nigerians can do it.
“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. I can also confirm that he did not borrow money from any financial institution.
Earlier in his key note address, chairman of the event, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, represented by the former Minister of Health, Prince Julius Adelusi Adeluyi, urged leaders to focus on the people and  called on Nigerians to intensify prayers for God to have mercy on the nation.
One of the speakers at the event and  former governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi thanked the organisers for  choosing a topic dear to Nigeria and Nigerians. Obi said what Nigeria needs this time are leaders with conscience to understand that leadership is all about serving and not being served.
He said Nigeria has all it takes to become a great nation, if only her leaders can spare a moment of reflection on the trajectory of how successful economies are made and queue along.


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