Senator Abdullahi Adamu has challenged former president Olusegun Obasanjo and ex vice president, Atiku Abubakar, to explain to Nigerians how they spent N16 billion port harbours reconstruction in Lagos and N20 billion expansion of the Lagos airport.
Adamu, representing Nasarawa West, also challenged the duo to explain the whereabouts of N1.4 billion conversion of steam and head for the power plants; N47.4 billion conversion of the Alaoji Power Plant to double circuit and N3.5 billion for procurement and repair of two boilers at the Egbin Power Station in Lagos.
He recalled that Atiku headed the economic team during Obasanjo’s administration and that none of the privatised enterprises were functional not until President Muhammadu Buhari came to power.
A statement by his media aide, Umar Muhammed, said the Senator gave the posers in Umashia development area of Toto Local Government area in continuation of his campaign rally on Sunday.
Adamu said: “In 2016, President Muhammadu Buhari fulfilled his campaign promise and N2 billion on Ajaokuta steel by settling the legal bottleneck surrounding the companies out of court.”
On Benue state Cement Company and plant in Warri, the lawmaker lamented that the plant had suffered serious deterioration leading to complete breakdown of the entire factories.
He said: “The plant was virtually a wreck while its debts profile rose from N1.2 billion to over six billion naira.” He added that the sixteen years of PDP government was a wasteful years.
Senator Adamu pointed out that during the administration of former presidents Obasanjo and Jonathan, crude oil was sold at the rate of 140 US dollars per barrel, adding that dollars was also sold between two to four hundred naira per dollar.
He further maintained that prior to President Buhari’s administration dollar remained three hundred to four hundred naira while crude oil dropped drastically to 32 US dollars per barrel.