President Muhammadu Buhari has asked what those who are supporting him are gaining from doing so.
The president spoke when he received members of the Buhari Support Organisation led by Hameed Ali, the comptroller-general of the Nigerian Customs Service.
The president however noted that they were doing it for the future of the country.
He took a swipe at those that squandered the country’s treasury. He said: “Nobody is paying you for what you have been doing. It is because, from the bottom of your hearts, you exposed yourselves by identifying with me through opposition to success and after the success I don't know how many of you people will say what the hell you got out of it.
"You can only get satisfaction through voluntary and understandable way of believing in issues you do. You are only expecting your return from God and you are looking for the future of the country, your children and your grandchildren.
“Sometime I wonder… those who can afford to educate their children overseas —America, Europe, Asia and so on — and they continue… I wonder want kind of Nigerians they want their children to come and work with. I think there is a lot of lack of imagination — because if you're fighting for the country then you shouldn't be misappropriating or misapplying the fund the way people do.”
Legit.ng had reported that President Buhari inquired about the $16 billion (N5.76 trillion) power project authorised by former president Olusegun Obasanjo.
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Speaking while receiving members of the Buhari Support Group, led by the comptroller general of the Nigerian Customs Service, Ahmed Ali, the president said he wondered where the power project is since its launch.
Although the president did not mention Obasanjo's name, the former president had during his tenure approved the spending of $16 billion on a power project.