Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi has disclosed that the funds left behind by the Goodluck Jonathan administration in 2015 was not enough to run Nigeria for more than three weeks.
Amaechi stated this during an appearance on Channels Television.
He said that as a leader that loves Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has been able to diversify the economy and tackle corruption in the system.
“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.
“By the time we came, they didn’t leave money behind that could last us for three weeks. And I was speaking at that time as the chairman of the governors’ forum.
“I’ve always said to people, we are not the perfect government. Buhari is like every other ruler who has his good and bad sides. But he is a man who loves Nigeria,” Amaechi said.