Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has resumed his vitriol against his predecessors, saying only God will judge past leaders of the country.
In an interview after his visit to United States President Donald Trump, Buhari said the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in its 16 years in power, left debts for the country despite making huge income from crude oil.
“Recently, I had to come out and state that from 1999 to 2014, anyone who carries out a study here in America or Europe or India will know that we were producing 2 .2 million barrels of crude oil daily at a price of at least $ 100 per barrel,” he said in an interview with the Voice of America, Hausa service, in Washington, United States on Tuesday.
“In those 16 years of the PDP rule, Nigeria was getting 2.1 million x $100 every day, every week, but when we came on board; the price fell to between $37 and $38 and hanged around $40 and $50.
“I went to the CBN – the governor of CBN is here and asked him how far and he said nothing was left apart from debts.
“I said but this is what the country made? And he said yes, he knew, and I asked him where is the money? All is gone.
“Nigerians know that there were no roads or rail lines, there was no power, despite the billions of dollars spent.
“Only God will judge this thing,” the President declared.
Buhari has often been criticised for pointing finger at previous administrations rather than concentrating on tackling the many problems bedevilling Nigerians, particularly the menace of armed Fulani herdsmen prowling the country.
The president recently survived an impeachment scare following the purchase of fighter jets from the U.S. without the approval of parliament.
He announced in March that he’ll be seeking re-election for a second-term in 2019.