Obaseki said this at the governorship debate organised by Channels Television, where the contestants tackled each other and enumerated what they would to better the lot of Edo citizenry, if elected in the September 19 poll.
This came as Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of All Progressives Congress, APC, said the governor had little or nothing on the ground after four years in office, besides increasing security vote.
He also accused the governor of appointing over 2,000 SSAs on social media and mistaking for job creation.
But the governor, who is the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate, said: “Let me make some points very clear. My predecessor in office borrowed recklessly and the Federal Government had to restructure all the debts that we have taken before I came into office.
“These included a whole series of bank borrowings; borrowing to pay salaries. So the Federal Government restructured outstanding obligations to Edo State to the tune of almost N30 billion.