Since 1975, I Have Declared My Assets 4 Times- Buhari

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ca. 1983-1985, Nigeria --- General Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria --- Image by © William Campbell/Sygma/Corbis
ca. 1983-1985, Nigeria — General Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria — Image by © William Campbell/Sygma/Corbis


President Muhammadu Buhari says it is mandatory for all public officials to declare their assets upon assuming office, stressing that he had declared his assets 4 times.

The President made this known in Aburi, Ghana while fielding questions from newsmen. According to him, he has declared his assets four times since his first time as a military governor in 1975.

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

“All Heads of State, governors, ministers, permanent secretaries have to declare their assets because it is a constitutional requirement.

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“I have declared my assets four times. 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 have also declared.”

In the interim, the President has been receiving briefings on the state of the Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs.

Answering a question on the security situation in the country, the President said that the Nigerian military, in close collaboration with the Multi-National Joint Task Force, has recorded remarkable progress in the fight against Boko Haram since he assumed office.

“The first thing I did after I came into office was to reorganize the military and clear orders were given to them in terms of retraining, re-equipping and redeployment of troops.

“In the North-East, the military is gaining ground and Boko Haram has been limited to the Sambisa forest.

“Internally Displaced Persons are gradually moving back home and they are being reintegrated into their respective communities,” President Buhari said.

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