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Saraki 3 surprising things Senate President said in BBC interview

Saraki served as the governor of Kwara state from 2004 to 2011 before becoming a Senator.

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Senate President, Bukola Saraki, in an interview with the BBC Hausa service said that he made most of his wealth before venturing into politics.

Saraki served as the governor of Kwara state from 2004 to 2011 before becoming a Senator.

Read three surprising things he told the BBC’s Naziru Mikaliu below:

1. Nigeria is not a corrupt country:

“My take is that I must market my country, so I am not gonna be able to label the country as such.”

2. I don’t know how much I’m worth:

Question: “You don’t know how much you are worth? How much did you declare?

Answer: “I can’t remember these figures.”

3. I’ve worked hard for everything I have:

“Question: How did you amass all this wealth?”

Answer: “I come from a blessed family. I come from a family where my parents were opportuned and after that I worked hard in the private sector and I think I have worked hard for everything that I have. I made 95% of my assets before I joined government.”

Saraki also said that he’s innocent of corruption charges leveled against him.

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The Senate President is currently facing trial for asset declaration fraud before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

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