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Buhari By African leaders’ standards, Nigeria’s President is dirt-poor - Washington Post

This is due to Buhari’s disclosure that he has N30 million in a bank account as part of his assets.

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According to a Washington Post article, President Muhammadu Buhari is dirt-poor in comparison to his fellow leaders from sub-Saharan Africa.

READ: Buhari, Osinbajo declare assets

This is due to Buhari’s disclosure that he has N30 million in a bank account as part of his assets.

READ: Nigerians react to Buhari's N30 million bank account

The article also says that if the Nigerian president’s declaration is true, he may be the least corrupt in Africa.

READ: 3 things that have changed in Buhari's 100 days in office

Read an excerpt from the article below:

By the standards of sub-Saharan African leaders, Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is dirt-poor.

According to a statement released by his government, he has $150,000 in his savings account. He owns five homes and two mud houses, an orchard and ranch with 270 head of cattle, 25 sheep, five horses and a variety of birds. He has bought two cars from his savings

"President Buhari had no foreign account, no factory and no enterprises. He also had no registered company and no oil wells," reads the statement released by the spokesman, Garba Shehu, describing the president's assets as "Spartan."

The question on many minds is this: Is Buhari, Nigeria's former military ruler and ex-head of the oil ministry, telling the truth?

Corruption, after all, is a major problem in Africa's largest economy. Buhari himself has publicly said that more than $150 billion is missing from the government's coffers. Still, the public declaration appears to be an attempt to show some much-needed transparency. Buhari was elected in March largely by promising that he wouldn't tolerate corruption.

What's clear is that Buhari has done what his predecessors — and most other African leaders — have never done.

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