Former President, Goodluck Jonathan has said that it was not possible for former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki to have stolen $2.2 billion as been alleged by the Federal Government.
Jonathan argued that his administration empowered the military and other security agencies by purchasing warships, aircraft and other weapons.
He spoke on Monday in a lecture at the Oxford Union of the Oxford University in the United Kingdom.
“They said the National Security Adviser stole $2.2billion. I don’t believe somebody can just steal $2.2 billion. We bought warships, we bought aircraft, we bought lots of weapons for the army and so on and so forth and you are still saying 2.2 billion, so where did we get the money to buy all those things?” he asked while responding to a question about the alleged missing arms procurement fund now referred to a Dasukigate..
“Yes, there were some issues; yes, there are still corruption issues; but some of it were blown, I’d say exaggerated, and they give a very bad impression about our nation. You cannot say the national security adviser stole $2.2billion. It is not just possible,” he said.
Jonathan also said that while serving as President of Nigeria, he worked for the next generation and not for the next elections, as a means of ensuring that Nigerian children had a promising future.