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$80bn siphoned from national treasury under Buhari, Asari Dokubo alleges

Controversial Ijaw militant leader, Mujahid Asari Dokubo, has said that had former President Goodluck Jonathan removed fuel subsidy when he attempted to do it in 2012, Nigeria would not have been where it is today


The activist said a total of 80 billion dollars was siphoned off from the nation’s treasury under Buhari’s eight years in office, reports Legit, an online newspaper.


Buhari, a retired Nigerian Army Major General, served as president of Nigeria from 2015 to 2023.


Asari Dokubo claimed that huge funds were stolen in the name of fuel subsidies under former President Muhammadu Buhari.


“A few people are stealing massively in the name of fuel subsidy:” Asari Dokubo


In a Facebook broadcast in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, while performing the Muslim holy pilgrimage, the former separatist leader said yearly, 10 million dollars was stolen under the previous All Progressives Congress (APC) administration.


The 59-year-old Dokubo did not reference any source for his staggering oil subsidy scam. His words: “After we gave Goodluck Jonathan support to remove subsidy, did he do it?


“If Goodluck had done that, would we be where we are today? That 10 million US dollars, for eight years, under Buhari, fuel was being stolen. That is 80 billion US dollars. Do you know what 80 billion US dollars would have done for this country?”


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