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Atiku Abubakar: Obasanjo Should Be Blamed For Nigeria’s Energy Crisis

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has blamed the current energy crisis in the country on former president Olusegun Obasanjo.

Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has said that the current energy crisis in the country was caused as a result of former President Olusegun Obansanjo’s refusal to heed his advice. He revealed that Obasanjo should be held responsible for the current energy crisis in the country.
He revealed this during a book launch in Abuja on Tues­day. He said: “Let me again say that power is very tricky.

“I had a disagreement with my president (Chief Obasanjo) in 2003 because I told him that we should go for caustic power station project but, he insisted on gas stations for power.

“I told him gas will not work in the country in the next 10 to 15 years because militants will continue to blow up the pipelines until he addresses restiveness in the Niger Delta by provid­ing this and that.

“Obasanjo refused to lis­ten to me and continued with the project and even subsequent administra­tions continued with it and 16 to 17 years after, we are still not there with power from gas.”

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  1. sirOscie

    June 2, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Great speech Baba Turaki.
    The truth is Bitter and can only the said by you, Kudos for the the speaking it.
    A true Statesman and leader like you helps in the development and building of a great country for the younger generation.
    Restructuring is the way forward for Nigeria and those privileged to be in power should look inwards for the development of our states which I believe will help give the youths(Boko haram, IPOB, MASSOB, The Avengers, OPC, etc)who are taking up arms against the states a sense of belonging and properly engaged, because an IDEAL mind is a TIMEBOMB.
    Turaki, real CHANGE is possible with you.
    We’re blessed to have you.
    #OneNigeria.

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