Former President Goodluck Jonathan said President Buhari was not telling the truth when he announced to Nigerians that his administration met an empty treasury.
The former President said this during an interview at the Bloomberg studios in London, today, Monday, June 6, 2016.
He also said “That is not true, there's no way he would have inherited empty treasury and at the same time, give a bail-out to the states.
“It is not possible.
“Nigeria is a fairly robust economy, But sometimes, we over politicise certain issues and make it look so bad, but it was not that bad. No! Not at all.”
Buhari, on Monday, June 22, 2015, during a meeting with members of the State House Press Corps, said he inherited a “virtually empty treasury” from the Goodluck Jonathan administration.
The minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun, on Thursday. May 5, 2016, while being interviewed on a Channels Television program, Sunrise Daily, also said the Buhari administration inherited an empty treasury.
The former Minister/Deputy Chairman of the National Planning Commission (NPC), Abubakar Suleiman, however debunked President Buhari’s claim.
Suleiman, in a statement released on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, said Jonathan’s administration left behind $30 billion, as at May 29, when he handed over to Buhari.