Former president Goodluck Jonathan began his tour and speeches in Europe. Yesterday, he was the Bloomberg studio where he both gave a talk and offered an interview.
Jonathan explained how his government fought corruption. He stated that his approach was minimizing the amount of money people could have access to per time.
He debunked claims of Buhari’s administration meeting an empty treasury. “There’s no way he would have inherited an empty Treasury. It’s not possible. If he inherited an empty treasury, how did he bail out states?
10 months ago, President Buhari told the world that he inherited an empty treasury from Goodluck Jonathan. According to Buhari, “I’m going to be brief because it will be consistently brief until I leave this dull place,” Mr. Buhari told the journalists.
“This culture of 100 days is bringing so much pressure with treasury virtually empty, with debts in millions of dollars, with state workers and even federal workers not paid their salaries is such a disgrace for Nigeria.
“I think Nigeria should be in a position to even pay its workers, but we can’t for now. This bad management that we find ourselves in, we really need your help to protect us from people before they match on us,” Buhari said.
EFCC is currently investigating Goodluck Jonathan’s henchmen including former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, Olisa Metuh and Femi Fani Kayode.
When Jonathan was asked if he was being investigated for corruption, he stated that “of course, obviously, they investigated and I’m being investigated.
The former president stated further that “Government can always overcome restive movements and so on, but the Niger Delta is too delicate. The level of damage will be too much for the government to bear. We used dialogue.”