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Buhari, however, had good remarks for former despotic military head of state, Gen. Sani Abacha, who stashed away billions of Nigerian money in foreign banks, saying he agreed to work with him irrespective of people’s perception about the late dictator because, during Abacha’s regime, a lot of roads and medical facilities were revamped.

He described the current period in the nation’s history as terrible, even as he canvassed the need to revamp the country altogether, recalling how he was ruthless as a military head of state, arresting and throwing people into prison, a punishment he said was also meted out to him.

According to Buhari, Between 1999 and 2014, Nigeria was producing 2.1 million barrels per day and at an average price of $100 per barrel. It even went up to $143. So, Nigeria was earning 2.1 million times $100 times 16 years, seven days a week.


The condition of the roads and some of them were not repaired since the PTF (Petroleum Fund Trust) days. No matter what opinion you have about (Gen. Sani) Abacha, I agreed to work with him and we did PTF roads from here to Port Harcourt, to Onitsha, to Benin, and so on, and on top of other things, education, medical care and so on.

I myself was locked up and those who misappropriated public funds were giving back what they had taken away. Who did not do anything about it? Then I decided to come and put agbada to contest. I tried one, two, three, four times until God agreed. And the third time, I came and met a statesman outside the Supreme Court. My chief lawyer was Mike Ahamba, a Roman Catholic and Igbo man.

He had a witness in the box and asked the panel of judges that they should check on certain constituencies in certain states to bring us our register so that we can prove that the people that voted there were the people whose names INEC submitted. They said, ‘ah, we shall do it.’ Then they said, ‘no, you must write it.’

Arguing that the three years of Buhari as president had been a blessing to many people, Ali said such people would continue to wait in vain because manna would never fall directly from heaven, even as he maintained that the president had done well in just three years of his administration.

I can go on and on and enumerate what you have done in just three years of your administration, but three is not enough to undo what was done in 16 years. The destruction, the monumental stealing that we have witnessed, the destruction of our structures and our system, it takes more than eight years to be able to address them and I believe in three years, you have done wonderfully well, Ali said.

But in his reaction Tuesday to the president’s allegation that he squandered $16 billion on power projects, Obasanjo described Buhari as ignorant, saying it was doubtful that the president had a proper understanding of the issues before he made the unfounded allegation.

According to Akinyemi, It has come to the attention of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo that a statement credited to President Muhammadu Buhari, apparently without correct information and based on ignorance, claimed that the sum of $16 billion was wasted on power projects by a ‘former president’.

For the records, Chief Obasanjo has addressed the issues of the power sector and the allegations against him on many occasions and platforms, including in his widely publicised book, ‘My Watch’ in which he exhaustively stated the facts and figures, and reproduced various reports by both the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), which conducted a clinical investigation into the allegations against Chief Obasanjo, and the Ad Hoc Committee on the Review of the Recommendations in the Report of the Committee on Power on the investigation into how the huge sums of money were spent on power generation, transmission and distribution between June 1999 and May 2007 without commensurate results.

We recommend that the president and his co-travellers should read Chapters 41, 42, 43 and 47 of ‘My Watch; for Chief Obasanjo‘s insights and perspectives on the power sector and indeed, what transpired when the allegation of $16 billion on power projects was previously made.

The president also queried where the power generated is. The answer is simple: The power is in the seven National Integrated Power Projects and 18 gas turbines that Chief Obasanjo‘s successor who originally made the allegation of $16 billion did not clear from the ports for over a year and the civil works done on the sites, he stated.