Extend Probe To Obasanjo, Abdulsalami – Jonathan Tells Buhari

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President Goodluck Jonathan has advised the incoming Muhammadu Buhari administration not to limit any probe to his administration.
Speaking during the valedictory session of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, he said that those calling for a probe of his administration should ensure that the same treatment applies to other administrations before him including those of Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (1998-1999), former President Olusegun Obasanjo (1999-2007) and the late Umaru Musa Yar’Adua (2007-2010).

Jonathan said such probe should cover how oil wells and fields were allocated in the past.

Limiting the probe to his administration, he said, will amount to witch hunting.

“Some people are even calling for the probe of this government. I agree in Nigeria there are a number of things that we will probe, very many things.

“Even debts owed by states and this nation from 1960 up to this time, they say it is Jonathan’s administration that is owing all the debt.

“I believe that anybody calling for probe must ensure that these probes are extended beyond the Jonathan administration; otherwise, to me, it will be witch hunting.

“If you are very sincere, then it’s not just the Jonathan’s administration that should be probed.

“A number of things have gone wrong and we have done our best to fix them. The Attorney General is aware of massive judgment debts. If we aggregate all of them, it’s almost going to $1 billion. How did we come to this kind of huge judgment debts?

“These issues should be probed. How do you allocate our oil wells, oil fields, marginal wells and all that; do we follow our laws? All these should be probed. And I believe all these and many more areas should be looked at.” Dr. Jonathan said.





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