President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, May 22, dared the lawmakers of the country’s National Assembly to confront him publicly on capital projects.
TheCable reports that the president stated this when he hosted the Buhari Support Organisation (BSO) led by Hameed Ali, comptroller-general of the Nigeria Customs Service.
President Buhari wondered what members of the national assembly have been doing, even when some of them have spent over a decade as lawmakers.
“This year and last year’s budget I took to the national assembly was the highest in capital projects – more than 1.3 trillion naira. Let anybody come and confront me publicly in the national assembly,” he said.
“What have they been doing? Some of them have been there for 10 years. What have they been doing?”
There was a dispute between the duo before now as the national assembly had disagreed with Buhari over the purchase of $496 million Tucano aircraft from the US without its approval.