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Buhari Was Wasteful, Had No Idea Of Impactful Economic Policies – Obasanjo

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has spoken on the deficiency of the economic policies of ex-president Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.


Obasanjo while addressing journalists said that Buhari had destroyed the nation’s economy and he was wasteful.

”Tinubu said the other day that it was unacceptable that he would spend 90% of revenue to service debts. I wasn’t spending 90% when I went worldwide to get debt relief. Do you think that anybody would give you debt relief today? Buhari was spending money recklessly.

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”I know Buhari didn’t understand economics. I put that in my book. But that he could also be so reckless, I didn’t know.”

”Who would you go to today and ask for a favor? Tinubu says he has trimmed the number of people attending the United Nations General Assembly. Is that news?”

”He will meet with Justin Trudeau, and he will meet with  Emmanuel Macron. That will not solve any problem”

Obasanjo who was military head of state (1976-1979) and later elected as civilian president from (1999-2007) revealed his reason for supporting Late Umaru Musa Yar’Adua as successor.

I set up a committee headed by Dr Olusegun Agagu, of blessed memory, to search for a successor. They considered many names and did an extensive assessment on all of them.”

”They made their recommendation. Umaru was top on the list. Their biggest argument in his favour was that he had integrity and would not steal.”

”The issues concerning his health were raised and I gave his medical reports to an expert for an opinion. Umaru’s name was redacted so that the expert would not know who it was and why I was seeking his opinion.”

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”After assessing the reports, he said the patient appeared to have done a kidney transplant and if that was the case, there was nothing to worry about and he would be as healthy as any other person.”

”That was it. All insinuations that I knew he was going to die and that was why I supported him to be president were false. This is the true story I have told you.”


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