The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said that banditry became rampant because of the poverty created by Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.
Amaechi, speaking on ‘Hard Copy’ a Channels Television programme, claimed the money Jonathan left for Nigeria after he left office in May 2015, was not enough to run the country for three weeks.
Amaechi said, “When you talk about bandits and all these people that kill, it’s a question about poverty and it did not start in this regime.
Don’t forget oil was sold at $110, $114, $115 a barrel. When this government came into power, oil fell to $28 a barrel and since then it hasn’t gone above $80 per barrel.