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Jonathan wants total probe of past administrations, uncovers $1bn past judgment debts

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President Goodluck Jonathan said in Abuja on Wednesday that those calling for the probe of his administration should ensure that all past administrations were subjected to it.

The president said this in his speech at the Valedictory session of the Federal Executive Council at the State House in Abuja.

He said that his administration recently uncovered huge judgment debts accumulated by previous administrations.

Jonathan said that a lot of things had gone wrong in the country which were all ascribed to his administration, adding that his administration had done well in spite of the criticisms.

“Some people are even calling for the probe of the government.

“I agree that in Nigeria there are a number of things that will be probed; very many things; even debts owed by the states and debts owed by this nation from 1960.

“Up to this time they say it is the Jonathan administration that owes all these debts.

“And I believe that anybody calling for probe must also ensure that this probe is extended beyond the Jonathan administration.

“Otherwise, to me, it will be witch hunting.

“If you are very sincere, then it is not only the Jonathan administration that you probe.

“A number of things have gone wrong, we have done our best.

“The Attorney-General is aware of massive judgment debts, if you aggregate all the judgment debts, the recent ones that we discovered is going into 1 billion dollars.

“How did we come to these kinds of judgment debts? These issues should be probed.

“How did we allocate our oil fields, oil wells, marginal fields and so on? Did we follow our laws?

“All these should be probed and I believe many more areas need to be looked at.’’

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The president said the cabinet had tried very well under a very difficult political situation.

He said there were a lot of criticisms, as “people talk different things at different times, even those who make the statements know that they are purely political’’.

Jonathan challenged those who criticize the administration to compare it with previous administrations.

“And I have always challenged those who criticize us should (to) compare what we have done in the various sectors with what others have done.

“May be, we don’t need to enumerate it but If you look at the rail system of this country, what we have done within this period.

“In fact, even in the oil industry that received so much attack, one thing that we have done was the Nigerian content law that has revolutionalised the oil industry.

“There was a lot of fabrication going on in Lagos and other places that was never like this before.

“Nigerians are playing key role in the oil sector and people sometimes forget it and even with that probably we have offended some people.

“But the Nigerian content has really helped so many Nigerians to play big in the oil industry.

“In the Agriculture and power sectors, even in foreign relations, from 1960 to date, we have been members of the security council as non permanent member five times, out of these two times have been within these five years.

“We have been an independent nation for 55 years and been in the UN five times as member of the security council, out of that five times, two times were within this five times.

“That shows clearly that the rest of the world appreciate our little contributions to global issues.

“Even in education, the road systems, we have added Kashimbilla to our dams, sports we have done wonderfully well within this period.

“We have achieved growth in MSME’s, and of course the financial inclusion within this period is more than ever before.

“You can go on and mention almost all the sectors.’’

He said that his administration witnessed the longest politically motivated strike in the education sector as well as Boko Harram insurgency.

He said the current fuel scarcity was politically motivated as the nation had 31 days reserve but those who wanted to bring the administration down refused to lift petroleum.

Jonathan said he was grateful that the nation had navigated out of the challenges.

He thanked the ministers, Nigerians and the media for their support, adding that the ministers were still serving and that the cabinet had not yet been dissolved until it completed the transition programmes.

NAN reports that the ministers took time to shower encomiums on the President for his stewardship and stressed for collaboration among them even out of office.



34 Comments
  • agbobu

    ARE YOU FOR REAL? CAN YOU HEAR THIS MAN GOODLUCK JONATHAN AND CAN HE EVEN HEAR HIMSELF. I HAVE SAID IT UMPTEEN TIMES THAT GOODLUCK JONATHAN AND HIS ADMINISTRATION ARE A GANG OF BANDITS, VERY SHAMELESS THIEVES AND VERY RUTHLESS ROBBERS. IMAGINE HIM BEGGING, BLACKMAILING THE INCOMING ADMINISTRATION OF BUHARI NOT TO PROBE AND IF POSSIBLE RECOVER ALL OUR STOLEN AND RECKLESSLY LOOTED MONEY. THE MAN GOODLUCK JONATHAN MUST BE KIDDING OR HAS TAKEN A LOT OF HIS USUAL VERY STRONG OGOGORO AND MIGHT HAVE ALSO SMOKED HIS WHO KNOWS WHAT. GOODLUCK JONATHAN STEALING, LOOTING, ETC ARE ALL CRIMINAL OFFENCES AND THEY ARE ACTIONABLE FOR EVER EVEN AFTER DEATH. NO MATTER HOW LONG IT TAKES OR WHO IS INVOLVED THEY WILL BE PROBED, NAMED, SHAMED AND VERY SEVERELY PUNISHED. WE MUST SAY IT VERY LOUDLY, VERY CLEARLY, VERY ROBUSTLY AND VERY COMPLETELY THAT ENOUGH IS ENOUGH AND NO MORE BUSINESS AS USUAL

    • emmanuel kalu

      in the midst of all the screaming, you failed to understand what he said. he said if you are going to probe his administration, then past adminstration should also be probed. as much as most of you think buhari is the saviour coming to save nigeria. if he doesn’t remove the rot, things would continue to be bad. the current president and his team did some good things. implementation is anotuehr thing. the man has a long list of things he has done, and he is right, compare them to the past president. every nigeria president has being corrupt in one way or the other. the simply fact that they continue to allow the looting of the nation via fuel subsidies is a massive corruption. each year over 5 billion dollars is stolen from the people.

      • gboyega oyetayo

        Jonathan brother, pls kindly list the things he said he has done, is the railway fairly used train with just 4 coaches u re talking , or the same rice we still import , he keeps saying Nigeria ll be Thailand of Africa, besides why can’t him probe the past administration if his hands re clean

        • duke

          Did you see even a coach under Obasanjo?? He sold off Nigeria Airways for what reasons?

    • lukuluku

      Agbobu! What kind of name is that and what does it mean? Just look at all the things you wrote about your president, are you for real?

      • duke

        That’s APC( Arewa Plus Carpet crosser) President, not Nigeria’s.

    • Osanebi Osakuni

      If you didn’t understand him then wait for that Daura illiterate to speak the English you will appreciate

    • duke

      Noisemaker, we go sit and see

  • Tayo Akin

    It is unimaginable the calibre of people Nigeria has gotten in leadership positions. So the argument is that if past failed leaders were not probed, the current ones should not be probed or audited. It bits ones imagination that a president of a country like Nigeria will make such argument. One thing is very clear, the outgoing government will enter the history book as the most corrupt in Nigeria. I enjoined that everyone who has had anything to do in Jonathan government should be probed and if found wanting be jailed according to the law. Enough is enough.

    • Osanebi Osakuni

      Your state contributed zero Naira and has been cueing up every month at Abuja for revenue allocations yet you are not grateful nor query your governor for owing workers. Even an illiterate like Buhari has expressed disappointment with the governors for collecting revenue allocations without honouring welfare obligations to workers and pensioners. How can a country grow through sharing economic resources from one part of the country without most other parts contributing anything. You are more disappointing that Mr President

    • duke

      Correct!?? Because if you fail to probe Buhari and Obasanjo in past administration, then you are biased,corrupt,nepotist and you encourage corruption to continue

      • timothy ogiemwonyi

        who is this duke of a stupid man

  • Proud Yoruba

    Jona is talking about a judgement of $1 billion, when he stole hundreds of billions, we cannot afford to put our scarce resources to go after a billion, when we have a big fish with a few hundred billions missing or misappropriated. We are not stupid, we’ll put our resources to probe you, because it is Big Bang for our buck thank you very much!

    • duke

      SHUT UP!! A theft is a theft and you MUST investigate ALL or none..except you want WAR in Nigeria

      • Tripple_light

        Your brother should have investigated the ones before him. Why wait for someone else to do it for him? Does he not have all the powers that Buhari will have when inaugurated? This is senseless!

      • Proud Yoruba

        What war? The same one that you threatened if Jona did not win? No one is going to war my friend! If you try anything, you will just die for nothing. Go and get a job.

      • adanma7

        Please paddle your canoe and join Jonah at Otueke……..Nigeria is moving forward, and we can’t waste precious time on unserious folks…Lots of rebuilding and repairs to do. God bless you!

    • chimex

      Hundreds of billions indeed. Bring data to support your lie.

      • Proud Yoruba

        Never call a Yoruba a liar!

        Let us look at the numbers for the Excess Crude Account (ECA), not the $20 billion missing from NNPC, not the pension fund, not the subsidies that increased from 600 million Naira to 1.2 trillion Naira, but just the ECA.

        Ngozi has revealed that the total of 12.3 trillion Naira accrued to the ECA account between 2011 and 2014, that is the equivalent of $75 billion. Obj set up the ECA in 2004 or thereabouts, by the end of his administration, he had saved $25 billion in the ECA. Yaradua continued and added $10 billion to the ECA making a total of $35 billion by 2010.

        Now if we add the $35 billion to the $75 billion, that equals $110 billion right?

        Ngozi claims she gave the 36 governors 2.9 trillion to share, gave Jona 3.1 trillion and paid $10.8 billion for oil subsidies out of ECA, so that amounts to about $50 billion accounted for, where is the rest of about $60 billion?

        Add that to all the other missing money above, plus oil bunkered daily, etc.

        • Bethanis

          Proud yoruba man, which of your yoruba states produces the oil that is bunkered. Well, those whose state produces the larges volume are humble

          • Proud Yoruba

            Ondo state produces oil. You should be humble because no one can make oil, it is given by God! Not you in the Niger Delta or we in Yorubaland made any oil, it is just in our land as a gift from God, so we all should be grateful.

            On the other hand, when the whole nation lived off cocoa produced in the SW, cocoa was made by our hard work and toiling of our soil to grow cocoa and sell it to feed the entire nation, we did not complain then, so why is anyone complaining about something they did not work for?

          • Babatunde

            Omo oko, yato sa’won omo ale.

        • Agubanze

          U can’t play wt figures go n practice law thats where ur talent of lies is cos I’ve seen that this part of ur make up lies.

    • Agubanze

      When u hear them u will know. What have u done abt tinubu n his stolen wealth? What of lagos n it’s huge debt in the midst of plenty. Ndi ofe nmanu ndi iberibe.

      • Proud Yoruba

        You already probed Tinubu, and found nothing. Now he has sued AIT for libel, so again he will be explaining to the courts and everyone the source of his wealth, so stay tuned.

        Lagos state finances is too big for little people to understand. When we borrow, we borrow for investments and not for consumption like Jona and Ngozi. When all our investments yield more revenue, you’ll be jealous of Lagos again and try to steal it from us Yorubas. Don’t worry about our debt because we know what it was used for and we are very happy for the red and green line light rail projects, the Lekki free trade zone, and the wonderful Lekki deep sea port that will make us all millionaires in the SW in the next years to come. Why don’t you go and develop you region and stop complaining about our region? The SE region is a joke!

  • Dusty Pelican

    Isn’t this shameful, a man ruled a country for so many years and just as he is about to relinquish the seat he occupied as president, he is crying wolf. I hope the country never see the likes of him again. I hope he is relegated to the dust bin of shame and inept, never to heard from again.

    • duke

      You are truly ..dusty & dirty

    • Bethanis

      If Abacha were to be alive like Obasanjo and Buhari, one day he will contest election and win. And become president of Nigeria.

  • Ehi Ehinomhen

    Most comments here shows either bias, ignorance or outright inability to understand even common data. Someone refers to GEJ administration as the most corrupt. This is one of the big lies that have been peddled by the opposition and believed by the gullible. Two areas for massive corruption over the years have been the fertilizer and the petroleum subsidy scam. For the first time in our history, the corruption in the fertilizer sector was finally taken care of. GEJ also moved against the petroleum subsidy scam in 2012 and the opposition mobilized the gullible against it. After a long protest, GEJ reluctantly acceded but not without cutting the subsidy. Transparency International rates the GEJ govt. as the least corrupt in our history. This is available to all on their website for whoever truly wants to know. Unfortunately, people do not even make attempts to search out information that are readily available on the net and are not able to synthesize normal data. Every discerning mind can see clearly that this man, though has faults and who does not, is the best president that we have had so far and history will be very, very kind to him.

    • GabUm2

      Nice one!

  • Mine.

    Thank you my President for all the wonderful things that you have done for our country Nigeria, and for your people, Nigerians. God bless you.
    My very own president whom I absolutely adore. I am so very proud of you. God bless you and your family as you leave office. Rest but do not retire sir. God bless you. Amen.

  • Okalia Mmobi Nnachi

    Nice one Jona

  • Abilingo

    This is such a laughfable statement ,yours is 16billions dollars while the past was 1billion and intelligent person would rather preffer to go for the highest.

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