While speaking at the presidential luncheon to celebrate Ogun state’s 40th anniversary in Abeokuta yesterday February 2nd, President Buhari showered praises on former President Olusegun Obasanjo. He said Obasanjo tolerated him and his excesses while he served as Minister of Petroleum under his administration in 1976.
“I express my thanks to General Obasanjo, who, as head of state, made me minister of petroleum and tolerated me for three-and-the-half-years. He tolerated me because God knows and he knows that I am not used to working as hard as he used to, but he allowed me to last that long and allowed me to work. If you go into records, that government made so much investment and infrastructural development in the petroleum industry. Two refineries were built, Warri and Kaduna. More than 20 depots were built; more than 3,500 pipelines were laid; and we were exporting refined products of 100,000 barrels per day. But what do we have today?”he said