imageA former Minister of Defence, Theophilus Danjuma, on Saturday urged the incoming government of Muhammadu Buhari to probe the outgoing administration led by Goodluck Jonathan, The Nation newspaper is reporting.
”What we are hearing is that the treasury of the country is empty at the federal level,” Mr. Danjuma said in Takum, Taraba State, while commissioning two newly built bridges along the Takum-Katsina Ala road.
“I’m calling on the new administration to investigate what happened to our monies as soon as Buhari takes over power on May 29. With that, some of the stolen funds would be recovered.”
The report quoted the former minister as describing the Jonathan administration as a “very corrupt” one bequeathing a more than $60 billion debt burden to its successor.
Mr. Danjuma, the paper said, expressed anger at how the Jonathan government had, with its “financial recklessness”, frittered away the nation’s wealth, leaving the treasury almost empty.
The former minister therefore advised Mr. Buhari to, on assumption of office, probe persons believed to be corrupt.
The two bridges inaugurated by Mr. Danjuma are worth N500million and the former minister said the project is meant to curb the frequent accidents on the Takum-Katsina Ala Federal Highway as a result of the collapse of the bridges.

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