The Presidency, on Wednesday, explained that President Muhammadu Buhari gave the nod for last-minute funds a few days away to handover to the administration of Bola Tinubu because the government needs funds to clear debts.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina stated this on a Television programme while assessing the performance of Buhari’s eight-year tenure in office.
“A wicked man pays and owes not, that is what the good book says. When you owe and you refuse to pay, the Bible says you are a wicked man. If the government is owing all those debts, why shouldn’t it pay? It should pay.
“The government has a mandate from a time to a certain time, that mandate was from 2019 to 2023, so the government is working,” he said.
The President had earlier on Wednesday written to the Senate, seeking approval for a request to pay the judgement debt in the sum of $566,754,584, £98,526 and N226 billion.