Obasanjo Denies Signing Budgets Without Seeing Details
SAN FRANCISCO, April 07, (THEWILL) – Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday denied ever signing appropriation bills without details throughout his eight-year stay in office as president.
Following Buhari's refusal to assent the budget with details, the Chairman, House Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmuminu Jibrin told journalists last week that the President was at liberty to sign the budget without the details, recalling that Obasanjo did so when he was in office.
But speaking briefly with State House correspondents after meeting with Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Obasanjo said: “I signed budget without details? Anybody who told you that, go and ask him again.”
When pressed to comment on the 2016 appropriation bill, he said: “Before I will be able to tell you something about the budget, I have to read it and know what it contains and know what to talk about.”
On why he was visiting the villa, he said: “You know that not too long ago, I was out there. I have come to share some of my experiences with him.”
Asked the nature of the experiences he shared with his successor, Obasanjo retorted “Haha! If I say I shared experiences with my wife, you will ask me wetin I talk with my wife?”