3 February 2016

Nigeria: Best Era of Development in Petroleum Sector Under Obasanjo - Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has lamented the lack of infrastructural investment in the petroleum sector since the 1970s.

He said the best development in the industry happened under the then General Olusegun Obasajo administration under which he served as commissioner for petroleum.

The president who was in Ogun State for a two day visit recalled that the then military government built all the refineries in the country and the country was even exporting exporting refined petroleum.

The president lauded the developmental strides of the Ogun state governor, senator Ibikunle Amosun describing the strides as 'confusing and disorientating'.

Buhari, who recalled that Abeokuta was his first station as a commission officer in 1963 confessed that with what Amosun had done with the state, he cannot find his way around the state due to the giant transformations.

He lauded the governor for the transformation and urged him to continue the good work.

The president also inaugurated some of the 'Legacy Projects' constructed by the Amosun administration.

The projects included a flyover bridge at Sapon, a model school at Itoku Elewe, a judiciary complex and the unveiling of the 40th commemorative logo.

Earlier, former president Olusegun Obasanjo, who was presented with special award of 'Icon of All Time Award', by the state governor, in his acceptance speech reacted to accusations by a section of Ogun state that he influenced Abeokuta to be the state capital.

He said the decision was a collective one by the then military government.

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