President Buhari demands report of Obasanjo’s lake chad study
President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered that the report of a study initiated by former President Olusegun Obasanjo on the shrinking of Lake Chad be made available to him without further delay.
Buhari gave the directive shortly after the Auditor-General of the Federation, Mr. Samuel Uruka, presented the report of an environmental audit of the Lake Chad to the President at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He said he was disappointed that the Auditor-General did not mention the earlier report in his presentation despite the fact that Obasanjo spent $5m on the study.
He said he was interested in the report because the former President had commissioned the study based on an article by a professor in the University of London on the matter, which he (Buhari) read and handed over to Obasanjo.
Uruka however told Buhari that the report was not made available to the group that conducted the latest study, saying it was only made available to the Lake Chad Basin Commission.
A representative of LCBC who was at the presentation however told the President that the report had since been in the public domain.