Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, has narrated how President Muhammadu Buhari signed a “dubious” document worth billions of Naira.
The governor who spoke during a New Year visit to his counterpart in Bauchi, Governor Bala Mohammed said; “It was surprising to me when I heard one day that somebody (I can’t recall if it was his driver) brought a paper for him (President Buhari) to sign and he signed a document worth billions of Naira and later the man was arrested that he deceived Mr President.
“How can a president sign such a dubious document?” he queried rhetorically.
“What Nigerians require now is leadership. With good leadership, most of the problems you see now will disappear. We don’t have leadership. We don’t know whether we have a president that takes decision.
“I am surprised that the government would sign money in trillions of naira to purchase arms then you hear that the arms were not purchased, and at the end you compensated the service chiefs to be ambassadors. I wonder what kind of system is that?
Wike also alleged that the president was sick and unfit to discharge his statutory duties properly hence the challenges Nigeria faces have refused to go away. He faulted President Buhari’s approval of the 2022 budget.
“Yesterday, the president said that the 2022 budget is not implementable but he went ahead and signed. Something he knows will not help the country and he couldn’t tell the National Assembly that he could not sign the budget.
“In the Electoral Act he faulted errors that direct primaries will be too expensive but budget with mistakes that determines the survival of the country and make the nation work, he signed it”.