Nigeria President Buhari queries Former President Obasanjo’s over $16bn power project

President BuhariPresident Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday (22 May 2018) wondered what former president Olusegun Obasanjo achieved after spending huge amount on power.

He spoke with reference to the failed $16 billion power project under the Obasanjo administration.

The President made the assertion while hosting members of the Buhari Support Organisation led by the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja..

Buhari, who did not mention Obasanjo’s name, asked, “where was the power after a former president claimed to have spent $16 billion on the project?”

Recall that the House of Representatives had, in 2008, described the $16 billion spent on power by Obasanjo’s government as a colossal waste, blaming it on “poor budget planning and a lack of proper oversight by relevant bodies”.