I’ve Declared my Assets Four Times Already – Pres. Buhari
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari in Accra on Monday stated that he had declared his assets four times since 1975 and challenged the newsmen to investigate the details of his possession.
The President said it was a constitutional requirement that public officers declare their assets.
He said, “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.
“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.
“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 asked journalists to use the required law to dig up the records of his four separate asset declarations.