Obasanjo: Budget Padding Confirms NASS Filled With Robbers, Rogues
Former, Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday stated that the
current allegation of Budget padding by Hon. Abdulmumuni Jibrin confirms
his earlier assertion that members of the National Assembly are robbers
Obasanjo said what the country needs right now are men and women of
integrity, warning President Mohammadu Buhari to beware of men and women
who constitutes the National Assembly.
While speaking with State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa,
after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, Obasanjo advised Buhari
to be vigilant.
He said; “Well, if you said that I have said it in the past and if there
are people who didn't believe what I said in the past then, you can now
see that what has come out confirms what I said in the past. Then what I
said in the past is what I will say now.
Obasanjo who was reacting to the current counter between the Speaker,
House of Representatives, Honourable Yakubu Dogara and the sacked Chairman
of Appropriation Committee, Honourable Abdulmumin Jibrin said; “It's not
question of investigation, we should get men and women of integrity in the
place and the President should be very vigilant, whatever should not pass
should not pass.”
Obasanjo, had earlier in January,2016, claimed that the National Assembly
and State Houses of Assembly were filled with armed robbers and rogues.
On the purpose of his visit, Obasanjo said he came bearing messages to the
He said: “Not too long ago, I was in Liberia and Gambia and I have
messages these two countries will want me to deliver to the president.
“Also, only yesterday I came back from Seychelles Island where I attended
this year's Annual General meeting of Africa Export Development Bank. And
there are aspects of the proceedings that I think I should update the
President,” he added
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