‘I have no new houses’ – Buhari as he declares aAsset

Ahead of the inauguration of his 2nd term in office, President Muhammadu Buhari, in line with the constitution, has declared his assets.

Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja met the May 28 deadline as he submitted his asset declaration forms to the Code of Conduct Bureau.

Before a public office holder is sworn into office, the Nigerian constitution demands that an asset declaration forms are submitted to the Code of Conduct Bureau nothing less 24 hours before swearing in.

The President, who is being inaugurated today for another second term in office following his victory at the 2019 Presidential election, said that since 2015, which was the last time he declared his assets, he has not acquired any new house or shares in any bank.

The disclosure was contained in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu.

He said, “The duly completed forms were submitted to the Chairman of the CCB, Prof Mohammed Isa, on behalf of the President by Sarki Abba, Senior Special Assistant, Household and Domestic Affairs.

“The forms, are signed by the President and sworn to before a Judge of Abuja High Court, showed no significant changes in assets as declared in 2015 by him.

“There are no new houses, no new bank accounts at home and abroad and there are no new shares acquired.

“The chairman of the CCB commended the President for leading by example by declaring his assets in accordance with the law.”

In 2015, in a statement by Shehu, assets of Buhari were listed as 270 cows, 25 sheep, five horses, birds and economic trees.

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There were five houses in Kaduna, Daura, Kano and Abuja, a plot of land each in Port Harcourt and Kano; farms, an orchard and some cars while he owned a mud house in Daura.

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