The House of Assembly in Ebonyi State under the leadership of Speaker Francis Nwifuru who is the incoming Governor of the state has denied claims that it approved a loan request of ₦33 billion by the outgoing administration of Governor David Umahi, describing such allegations as ‘false’.


The Majority Leader, Victor Chukwu who spoke on behalf spoke on behalf of the House during an interaction with journalists on Tuesday, described the report that the assembly approved the loan as a misleading rumour.


The leader in the state assembly stressed that the state government had never approached the legislature at any time with a request of any loan.


Chukwu said the false information making the rounds in some sections of the media was the workings of the opposition.