- Late Nigerian dictator, Sani Abacha has been praised by President Muhammadu Buhari
- Buhari told his supporters that most of Nigerian roads were in terrible condition, adding some of them were not repaired since PTF days
- The president served in the Abacha administration as head of the Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF)
President Muhammadu Buhari has praised the administration of former late dictator, General Sani Abachi over his contribution to the infrastructural development of the nation. Abacha ruled Nigeria as military head of state between 1993 and 1998 when he died in office.
His regime was reportedly characterised by abuse of power, wanton corruption, victimisation of pro-democracy activists and killings of notable figures in democratic struggles.
Premium Times reports that President Buhari while meeting with a delegation of Buhari Support Organisation (BSO) at the Presidential Villa on Tuesday, May 22, said the late Mr Abacha built roads, hospitals and other notable developmental projects when he served as head of state.
Going further, President Buhari was said to have told his supporters that most of the roads in Nigeria were in terrible condition, adding “some of them were not repaired since PTF days”.
“No matter what opinion you have about Abacha, I agreed to work with him and the roads we did from PTF exist from here to Port Harcourt, to Onitsha, to Benin and so on.”
Legit.ng had also reported that President Muhammadu Buhari asked 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.
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