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Buhari Bombs Obasanjo

President Muhammadu Buhari has taken former President Olusegun Obasanjo to the cleaners… “You know more than I do on the condition of our roads. Some of them were not repaired since the PTF days.”

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and President Muhammadu Buhari

“No matter what opinion you have about (late Gen. Sani) Abacha, I agreed to work with him and the PTF. We constructed road from here (Abuja) to Port Harcourt, to Onitsha, to Benin and so on.”

“This was in addition to other things in education, medical care and so on. You know the rail was killed and one of the former Heads of State between that time was bragging that he spent $16bn, not naira, on power. Where is the power? Where is the power? And now we have to pay the debts. “This year and last year’s budgets that I took to the National Assembly were the highest in capital projects: more than $1.3 tn.”

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“Let anybody come and confront me publicly in the National Assembly. What have they been doing? Some of them have been there for 10 years. What have they been doing?”

“I have to repeat what I want the public to know here. I said and I challenge anybody to check from Europe, Asia and America; between 1999 and 2014, Nigeria was getting 2.1 million barrels per day and was selling at an average cost of $100 per barrel.”

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“It went up to $143. So, Nigeria was earning 2.1 million times 100 times 16 years seven days a week. When we came, it collapsed to between $37 and $38 and it was oscillating between $40 and $54 sometimes.”

“I went to the Governor of Central Bank, thank goodness I did not sack him, and he is still there. I went with my cap in my hand and say oya (give me money). He said there were no savings, only debt.”