I Never Signed Budgets Without Details – Obasanjo

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has denied ever signing national budgets without getting the details.

He spoke to State House correspondents yesterday shortly after meeting behind closed-doors with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja.

He was responding to media reports quoting the chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation as saying that budgets were signed in the past without the details.

“Eh en? I signed budget without details? Anybody who told you that, go and ask him again,” Obasanjo said.

He said before he could comment on the 2016 national budget, he had to read it and know what it contained.

He said: “The constitution allows you to continue with the budget provided you did not go beyond the previous year. That can be done up to the middle of the year”.

Obasanjo parried a question on the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki over alleged false assets’ declaration when he was governor of Kwara State.

The former president simply queried: “Eh en? What is wrong with him (Saraki)?

On the anti-corruption war of President Buhari’s administration, he simply said: “Eh en?”

Obasanjo said he visited President Buhari to share some of his experiences.

Asked to specify the experiences he shared with Buhari, Obasanjo responded: “Ah! Ah! If I say I shared experiences with my wife, you will ask me wetin I talk with my wife?”


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