The Senate President, Bukola Saraki has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari is condoning corruption as there is massive fraud within the oil sector and he was aware but does not want to do anything about it.
Saraki, in an interview with Channels Television’s Seun Okinbaloye, on Wednesday night, said the Buhari government’s arbitrary payment of subsidy on assumption that Nigeria consumes fifty million litres (50million litres) of fuel a day, is fraudulent.
He recalled that under the immediate past president, Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, the subsidy was based on an assumption that the nation consumes 30million litres of fuel daily.
He said that instead of changing Jonathan’s process of over importing fuel which led to the country losing money, the current government jerked up the importation by 20 million litres extra.
He said, “you would have thought that a government that was to fight corruption and prevent leakages would even if you are going to continue subsidy, ensure that it is better managed.”
According to him, “It is just money being stolen,” as there was no way Nigerians could consume 50million litres a day.
He further argued that President Muhammadu Buhari could not say that he was not aware of what is going on within his government.
He lamented that the Senate has investigated the issue but it was a pity that “we have an environment where agencies of government are emboldened to disregard the National Assembly, it is a big issue”.