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Buhari ‘I have declared my assets 4 times,’ President says

Buhari made the comment while speaking with journalists in Accra, Ghana during a one-day state visit.

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President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, September 8, 2015, said that he has declared his assets four times since 1975.

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Buhari made the comment while speaking with journalists in Accra, Ghana during a one-day state visit.

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He said:

“I recall that in 1975 when late Murtala Mohammed became the Head of State, we were lined up in the corridor – governors, ministers, members of the Supreme Military Council – and officials of the Ministry of Justice were brought and every individual was made to declare his assets.”

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“So right now, all heads of state and government, governors, ministers, permanent secretaries will have to declare their assets because it is a constitutional requirement.”

 “In Nigeria, it is a constitutional issue and that is why I am blaming you gentlemen of the press. If you really want to do investigative journalism, you don’t have to worry me at this stage; I have declared my assets four times.”

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“When I was governor in 1975, I declared. After being Minister of Petroleum and as a member of Supreme Military Council, I declared. When I was Head of State and now as a President, I also declared.”

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“I have declared my assets and all that I have four times, and you (the media) have the right to go and demand for my declaration. Instead, I am being harassed.”

Buhari publicly declared his assets, which include 5 houses and N30 million in a bank account, on September 3.


Watch video of Buhari speaking at the US Institute of Peace below:

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