Jonathan not Buhari, built rails and airports | Nigeria’s delegation to COP28 too small –Jimoh Ibrahim


Jimoh Ibrahim, senator representing Ondo south, has criticised the administration of former President Muhammadu Buhari for destroying the Nigerian economy.

Speaking in an interview on Channels Television on Monday, Ibrahim said the country's economic variables went "negative" under the administration of Buhari.

The senator also claimed that the administration of Buhari did not construct railways.

"Don't let us talk about the Buhari's administration because Jonathan left a positive $15 billion GDP to current account cash," he said.

"Two years after Buhari came in, it became negative to $17 billion. Every of the variables went negative in the Buhari's administration. Things went wrong.

"All these rails and airports were built by Jonathan. You can't even pinpoint one single project that cost $1 billion dollar that Buhari actually funded."

However, contrary to Ibrahim's claim, the Buhari's administration completed four standard gauge railway projects between 2016 and 2021 — Abuja-Kaduna rail line, Itakpe- Warri rail line and Lagos-Ibadan rail line.


Speaking on the participation of Nigeria in the ongoing COP28, Ibrahim said the 422 delegates of the federal government at the at the conference in Dubai is "too small".

The lawmaker said Nigeria would want to host the international annual conference in the future, adding that the number of delegates influence the knowledge shared at the event.

"Funding over 400 people to a conference like this is too small. You may want to host the conference sometimes in future," he said.

He added that Nigeria is currently suffering from the impact of environmental pollution.

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