Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday, said he never signed budgets into law without seeing the details and full breakdown, during his tenure.
Speaking after a private meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa, Obasanjo said as opposed to what was affirmed at the National Assembly, he always studied the nation’s budget before assenting to it.
“I signed budget without details? Anybody who told you that, go and ask him again.”
“To be able to tell you about the budget I have to read the budget to know it contains and what it doesn’t.”
“The constitution allows you to continue with the budget provided you did not go beyond the previous year and that can be done up till the middle of the year.”
Obasanjo was cagey about the purpose of his visit, when quizzed by reporters.
He said: “You know that not too long ago I was out there and I came to share some of my experiences with him.”
When asked to state the experiences, he also wasn’t forthcoming.
“If I say I share experiences with my wife, will you ask what I discussed with my wife?” the former President said.