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Money Jonathan left behind couldn’t sustain Nigeria three weeks -Amaechi

After leaving office on May 29th, 2015, former President Goodluck Jonathan didn’t leave enough money in Nigeria’s coffers to cover the country’s needs for three weeks, according to Transport Minister Rotimi Amaechi

As monitored by PurelyNG, former Nigerian Governors Forum Chairman Amaechi made this remark during an appearance on Channels Television’s “Hard Copy” program.

The ex-governor of Rivers State claims that while he was in charge of the governors’ forum, he was told that the treasury was nearly depleted.

The minister added, “When you talk about bandits and all these people that kill. It is a question about poverty. And that poverty didn’t start in this regime. Don’t forget that oil was sold at $110, $114, $115 per barrel. When this government came into power, oil fell to $28 per barrel and since then it has not gone above $80 per barrel.

As former chairman of the governors’ forum, I was told by the security in a meeting chaired by the former President including the former minister of finance that at every point in time, the government must leave money behind in case Nigeria goes to war that would last for six months.

As soon as we arrived, there was no money left for us to last three weeks. As head of the Governors’ Forum, I spoke at the time.”

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Written by Babatunde Okerayi

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