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Buhari submits asset declaration forms; says he has no new house, shares or bank account

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of his inauguration for second term on Thursday 29, May, 2019 (today), submitted his asset declaration forms to the Code of Conduct Bureau.

The CCB had fixed Tuesday May 28 as the deadline for public officers to submit their end of tenure declaration.

The Presidency on Tuesday night revealed that Buhari submitted his duly completed form to Prof. Mohammed Isa, the Chairman of the CCB.

Mr. Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, said that the forms were submitted on behalf of the president by Sarki Abba, the Senior Special Assistant on Household and Domestic Affairs.

The Presidency also revealed that there are no significant changes to Buhari’s assets as he has acquired no new house, no new shares, no new bank accounts or new properties.

“The forms, as 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.

Buhari had in his 2015 asset declaration form after emerging as president said that he had just N30million in his bank account; 5 houses in Kaduna, Daura, Kano, and Abuja; a plot of land in Port Harcourt and Kano; farms; 270 cows, 25 sheep, 5 horses, birds etc.

He had cars, 2 of which he bought with his personal savings, some given to him as gifts and others given to him by the Federal Government in his capacity as a former Head of State.

He also revealed that he had shares with Berger Paints, Union Bank and Skye Bank.

The Presidency also said that Prof. Isa commended Mr. Buhari for leading by example in declaring his assets according to law.

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

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