BUHARI TACKLES PDP, TELL THEM TO EXPLAIN HOW THEY SPENT $16bn ON POWER PROJECT

President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) still owed Nigerians explanation on how it spent humongous resources that accrued to the country from oil sales between 1999 and 2014.

The president made the statement when he received the leadership of organized labour which came to felicitate with him on his electoral victory at State House, Abuja, on Thursday, March 7, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

He said the current administration met a country with dilapidated infrastructure all round in 2015 and the situation called for the serious question what the party was in power for 16 years needed to explain.

The party would have to explain what it did with the country’s earnings from oil, which reached a peak during the period. “PDP has not successfully explained to the country what they did with the money,” President Buhari said.

There were no roads, no rail, no power. They said they spent $16 billion on power, but where is the power? “The irresponsible expenditure of that period has not been explained, and Nigerians deserve an answer on that terrible mismanagement of the country.”

The president thanked organized labour for the support and patriotism shown during the presidential election, especially after the unexpected postponement.

You and your members stepped in to support willing Nigerians to exercise their civic and patriotic rights to vote. You intervened as patriots, and not for political, religious or tribal purposes. You simply did the right thing during a difficult period for many of us.”

President Buhari said he would continue pushing the Change Agenda,and remain focused on our core pillars of security, economy, and fight against corruption”.

He urged organized labour to partner with the government to make the country peaceful, prosperous, and corruption free.

In his remarks, president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ayuba Wabba, lauded the president for being worker-friendly, as exemplified in the granting of bailout funds to state governments to pay backlog of salaries and pensions.

The labour leader appealed to the National Assembly to earnestly pass the National Minimum Wage Act, while also asking the president to thereafter sign it into law within the shortest possible time.

Organized labour pledged to remain “veritable partner in progress with government,” counseling the President to continue to “make the Nigerian people, especially the poor, the centre-piece of your policy initiatives and actions.”

Meanwhile, Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23 presidential election, has called on his supporters to come out en mass in the March 9 election and vote candidates of the party across levels.

Atiku made the call on Thursday, March 7, in a brief video posted on his verified Twitter handle ahead of the governorship and state House of Assembly elections.

The former vice president also expressed gratitude on the love and support showered on him during the recently conducted presidential election across the country.

You may be interested

NOLLYWOOD MOURNS AS ACTRESS LOSE SISTER TO CANCER
Entertainment
53 views
Entertainment
53 views

NOLLYWOOD MOURNS AS ACTRESS LOSE SISTER TO CANCER

Baytheghettowriter - February 13, 2019

Bisi Silva, the younger sister of popular veteran Nollywood actress, Joke Silva, has passed away. The woman who was an artistic director reportedly died on Tuesday, February…

NIGERIA AT 58: A CRAWLING NATION THAT LOST ITS COMPASS
Uncategorized
154 views
Uncategorized
154 views

NIGERIA AT 58: A CRAWLING NATION THAT LOST ITS COMPASS

Baytheghettowriter - October 22, 2018

Nigeria as a sovereign nation was granted its independence on October 1, 1960. Nigerians gathers to perform their normal rites by celebrating mediocrity instead of greatness. Tracing…

GODFATHERISM, A POLITICAL ASSASSINATION.
Politics
192 views
Politics
192 views

GODFATHERISM, A POLITICAL ASSASSINATION.

Baytheghettowriter - September 26, 2018

Godfatherism (Nigeria) is a form of political corruption in which an influential member of a party assists another person in the climb to leadership. Godfatherism has been…

DOCTOR GIVES UPDATE ON THE CONDITIONS OF PUPILS FROM THE LAGOS COLLAPSED BUILDING
News
1 views
News
1 views

DOCTOR GIVES UPDATE ON THE CONDITIONS OF PUPILS FROM THE LAGOS COLLAPSED BUILDING

Baytheghettowriter - March 14, 2019

Some of the injured pupils in the building collapse at Ita-faji, Lagos Island, on Wednesday, March 13, are in stable condition and still receiving adequate medical attention…

ARGENTINA LEGEND REVEALS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIONEL MESSI AND RONALDO
Sport
4 views
Sport
4 views

ARGENTINA LEGEND REVEALS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIONEL MESSI AND RONALDO

Baytheghettowriter - March 14, 2019

Diego Maradona has hailed Cristiano Ronaldo's exploits in the Champions League following his incredible hat-trick against Atletico Madrid. The 1986 World Cup winner also joined in the…

EMBARK ON ELECTORAL REFORMS NOW – HUMAN RIGHT LAWYER TELLS BUHARI
Politics
5 views
Politics
5 views

EMBARK ON ELECTORAL REFORMS NOW – HUMAN RIGHT LAWYER TELLS BUHARI

Baytheghettowriter - March 14, 2019

Kayode Ajulo, a Human Rights Lawyer, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately embark on electoral reform to strengthen the country’s electoral process. Ajulo told the…

Most from this category