Obasanjo Visits Buhari in Aso Rock as Presidency Prepares Staff Retirement


Tobi Soniyi

The Presidency Thursday in Abuja commenced a vocational and entrepreneurial programme to prepare its staff adequately for retirement.

Also, former president, Olusegun Obasanjo was at the Presidential Villa to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari.

Obasanjo said he was in Aso Rock to share some of his experiences with the president.‎ When asked why he was at the Villa, he said, “You know that not too long ago, I was out there. I have come to share some of my experiences with him.”

When asked ‎what the experiences were, he replied,‎”Ha! Ha! If I say I shared experiences with my wife, you will ask me wetin I talk with my wife?”

On the claim by the National Assembly that he signed budgets without seeing the details, he said‎: “Eh en? I signed budget without details? Anybody who told you that, go and ask him again.”

Obasanjo said that he could not comment on the 2016 Budget because he was yet to read the details.

“Before I will be able to tell you something about the budget, I have to read it and know what it contains and know what to talk about”,

On the delay in signing the budget‎, Obasanjo said the constitution allowed the president to continue with the budget provided he did not

go beyond the previous year. This, he said could be done up to the middle of the year.

Obasanjo refused to comment on the war against corruption being waged by President Muhammadu Buhari.‎

Meanwhile ‎ 81 prospective retirees are being trained by the presidency on livestock, fisheries management, personal finance planning and other useful skills and vocations at the workshop which opened.