Goodluck Jonathan Reacts To Allegations On N11 Trillion Power Sector Funds

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    In the wake of revelations by the socio-economic pressure group, SERAP which claimed that up to 11 trillion naira was jointly wasted on electricity by the Obasanjo, Yar’Adua and Jonathan administration, former President Goodluck Jonathan has debunked such claims.

    He made the refutal in a statement signed by Reno Omokri and made available on Jonathan’s facebook page.

    While claiming he can’t speak on behalf of other leaders fingered in the wastage, the spokesman was quick to wash his principal clean of any wrongdoing as regards money wastage as claimed by the report.

    The release was tagged : “The Truth About Nigeria’s Power Sector During the Jonathan Years.”

    Read full details below:

    “My attention has been drawn to the story ‘Obasanjo, Yar’Adua, Jonathan wasted N11tn on electricity –SERAP’ published most prominently in The Punch newspapers on August 10, 2017 and less prominently in other papers.”

    “While I cannot speak for others, I can certainly say that as touching former President Goodluck Jonathan, the story is false and is the fruit of the laziness of the researchers who could have taken advantage of the Freedom of Information Act that Dr. Jonathan signed into law in May, 2011 to get records and data from relevant government ministries, departments and agencies that would have given them a fuller picture instead of the narrow view they have.”

    “Former President Jonathan could not have wasted ₦11 trillion or any other amounts of money for the simple reason that he was the Nigerian President who privatized the Power Sector beginning on August 26, 2010 when he launched the roadmap to power sector reforms and culminating on October 16, 2012 when the winning bids were announced for the sale of power generating and distributing companies.”
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