President Muhammadu Buhari has insisted that those involved in the alleged wastage of over 16 billion dollars on power sector without any meaningful results under the previous administrations would be investigated and anyone found wanting would be prosecuted.
This was the second time in 24 hours the president raised the matter.
The alleged $16bn was spent during the People’s Democratic Party government of ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo and PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar was Obasanjo’s deputy from 1999-2007.
Buhari who spoke at the All Progressives Congress (APC) rally in Abuja said: “You know there was no power under the previous administrations, and a previous government admitted without anybody asking them, that they spent $16 billion for power. You know more than I do – Where is the power? Where is the money?
“My point is on bribery and corruption, which is one of my three areas of focus. Those people who say they spent 16 billion dollars on power, they will account for it.
“Yes, we are under a system now. Those who have been given responsibilities, in the three tiers of government; the Federal, States and Local Governments as they are busy, we will ask anti-graft agencies to investigate and prosecute them.
“We have already done a lot of cases, you know it, they came here and bought properties here in Abuja, and they invested outside the country.
“We are appealing to different States in Europe and America to please help us recover looted government properties, which we are now putting back to building infrastructure.”
The president used the opportunity to seek for votes from Nigerians of voting age, as they go to the polls on Saturday.