"This is the first time I am saying this. Two people that I owe a lot of gratitude to in Edo State that made my tenure successful. My father and (Chief Tony) Anenih. In the darkest of days, when the state was broke, we could not pay salaries, we could not do anything, I run to the two of them and they will lend the state money. They will loan the state money, it is documented, it is there, when banks will not even touch us, I would go to them. When pensioners will go to him crying or lie in front of Govt House, a couple of times I went to Chief Anenih and he gave money just to make sure the government ran smoothly.” he said.