Presidency In War Of Words With Jonathan Over Economy
It is Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC that started the saying: ‘If you see something, say something’.
It appears Nigeria’s former President Goodluck Jonathan saw something and said something but the Buhari’s government is not happy.
Jonathan was said to have lamented the hardship in the country, while also claiming that corruption has remained even more widespread in this administration.
But Buhari’s men lashed back at the former leader, reminding him that he handed over to them an economy ravaged by years of mismanagement and corruption.
An aide to the President, Garba Shehu, accused the ex-president of engaging in the most “monumental and tragic economic mismanagement recorded in our national history’’.
“The oil sector boomed under his tenure, with oil prices as high as 120 dollars and peace in the Niger Delta. Nigeria earned unprecedented dollar revenues. Sadly, that is where the story turns sour.
“There is nothing to show for the revenues earned; no major capital project was completed, neither power generation, road development, rail nor agriculture benefited from the windfall earnings.
“Rather, the administration presided over the diversion of oil revenues on such a massive scale that even without the protection now accorded to Whistle blowers, the then Central Bank Governor blew not only a whistle but a trumpet,” the statement said.