Since leaving office as president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has not spared members of the National Assembly in his criticisms of their conducts.
And Monday in Minna, Niger State, Obasanjo lived to his reputation for lambasting the federal lawmakers. He specifically criticized members of the legislators, describing their constituency projects as an act of corruption.
Obasanjo spoke in Minna, Niger State, at the opening of a two-day investment forum organized by the state government.
The theme of the seminar is: “Impact Investing for Advancing Agricultural Economy and Innovation.”
According to him, “Sultan talked about roads. I hope our lawmakers will use their position and act positively so that when they put in road projects in the budget, they will not turn it into what they now term as constituency projects.
“You and I know what constituency projects mean, it is simply corruption.”
Obasanjo had been involved in a war of words with members of the National Assembly after leaving office when he described the federal lawmakers as a “bunch of corrupt elements”, a statement the legislators did not take kindly to resulting in their describing the former president as “father of corruption in Nigeria”.
The former president said the federal and state governments should embark on massive rural and urban road construction to facilitate the movement of agricultural products from the farms to the markets.