Drama as Buhari faults Auditor-General on , Samuel Ukura report

12 October 2015, Abuja – President Mohammadu Buhari and Auditor General of the Federation, AGF, Samuel Ukura on Monday disagreed over the environmental audit reports on the drying-up of the Lake Chad.

Muhammadu Buhari, former Nigerian military ruler and presidential candidate for the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) speaks during an interview with Reuters at a private residence in Lagos February 19, 2011. Buhari, the main opposition candidate in Nigeria's presidential election, said he was optimistic it would be a more credible race than in the past but warned events in north Africa showed people would no longer accept a rigged vote. Picture taken February 19, 2011. To match Interview NIGERIA-BUHARI/  REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA - Tags: POLITICS HEADSHOT)

President Buhari

While the president noted that the report did not take into account the feasibility study conducted by a team under the tenure of former President Olusegun Obasabjo which cost Nigeria $5 million, the AGF insisted that that was outside his supervision, saying that Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) has that responsibility.

But the president insisted that the AGF should give relevant explanations of the omission.

The development caused a minor stir in the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, where the presentation was made.

Following the silence of surprise that ensued, the President requested that someone should interprete what the AGF meant, and later asked the Executive Secretary of the LCBC, Ambassador Sanusi Imran Abdullahi, to give his side of the story.



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