While President Buhari has been receiving criticism for not declaring his assets, which was one of his campaign promises, the President reveals he has done that 4 times already.
He made the revelation during his visit to Ghana earlier today. He said,
“I recall that in 1975 when late Murtala Mohammed became the Head of State, we were lined up – governors, ministers, members of the Supreme Military Council. Officials of Ministry of Justice were brought and every individual was made to declare his assets. All Heads of States and Government, governors, ministers, permanent secretaries have to declare their assets because it is a constitutional requirement.
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” he told journalist at his joint press conference with Ghanaian President John Mahama.
He also said Nigerians should wait till after September 30th before questioning him on not naming ministers.
“After I was sworn-in, I said I will have my cabinet in September. I expect that Nigerians should ask me questions after the 30th of September if I do not do so,” he said.
While speaking on the fight against Boko Haram in Nigeria, President Buhari said some positive results have been recorded so far and that the sect has now been limited to Sambisa forest.
“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 northeast, 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.” he said