ex-President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday guarded his presidency, saying he battled corruption, however included that he is being investigated for corruption by the Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
He additionally denied leaving a empty treasury.
In a meeting with Bloomberg Television in London, broadcast yesterday, Dr.Jonathan said the menace by the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) will be gently peacefully resolved.
”I cannot say the country from the beginning of our independence, that there was no corruption; yes there has been corruption. I did very well also to curtail corruption.
“My approach to corruption was ‘don’t make money available for anyone to touch’.
“We made sure that area of fertiliser subsidies was cleaned up and the whole corruption there was removed.
“I tried to do the same in the oil industry, but the very people that were accusing us of corruption, were the same people frustrating it; it’s unfortunate.”
When asked whether he was worried that he would be investigated for corruption while in office, Jonathan said he was being investigated. “Clearly, I’m being investigated.”
On whether he will be found guilty of any corruption allegations, Jonathan said: “I wouldn’t have any desire to make certain remarks since, when a legislature is working, it’s not legitimate for quick past presidents to put forth certain expressions.
“I will allow the government to do the work it’s supposed to do.
“I wouldn’t want to make serious comments on that; it’s not proper.
“After all, these investigations, the whole stories will be properly chronicled.
“I’ve just left office and I should allow the President and his team to do what they believe is good for the country.”
Jonathan’s aides have been investigated since he left out office, a circumstance he cautioned them of at the presidential dinner to check the end of his residency on May 28, 2015.
Nigeria’s economy is contracting after a decrease in the cost of crude oil by about half since the center of 2014. Rough fares accounted in 2014 for as much as 66% of government income, with most state spending plans depending on month to month gifts from the elected