Nigeria’s Ex-President Defends His Record on Curbing Corruption

Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan: Economy Depends on Oil

Nigerian former President Goodluck Jonathan defended his government’s record on fighting corruption and denied his successor’s assertion that the country’s Treasury was left empty when he handed over power last year.

Jonathan, 58, was succeeded in May 2015 by President Muhammadu Buhari, who accused the previous administration of looting billions of dollars and leaving the country’s finances “virtually empty.”

“There’s no way he would have inherited an empty treasury,” Jonathan said in an interview Monday with Bloomberg Television in London. “It’s not possible.”

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