President Muhammadu Buhari says he will probe the spending of the $16 billion Independent Power Project executed by the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Buhari stated this in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, yesterday during his re-election campaign rally.
He said: “When we came in 2015, we assured Nigerians of adequate security, economy and infrastructures, we also promised to make people occupying executive positions both in federal and state governments to be accountable to the people. Fighting corruption has been very difficult, but we’re committed and determined. There was no power supply, but we’re bringing it back.
“The previous government mentioned on their own that they had spent $16bn on power, but the question is: where is the power? Where is the money spent? We will follow them and eventually, God willing, we will get them and will get our money back.”
Buhari said his government had boosted agricultural production and discouraged importation.
He said all the territories hitherto seized by Boko Haram in the northeast had been reclaimed.
Earlier, a former governor of Bayelsa State and leader of the APC in the state, Timipre Sylva, commended Buhari’s administration for constructing an access road to the community of former President Goodluck Jonathan in Otuoke.
He urged the people of the state to vote Buhari and all APC candidates during February 16 general elections.