Buhari Denies Owning Foreign Properties, Says He Cannot Be Blackmailed
The President, Muhammadu Buhari says nobody can blackmail him on inexplicable wealth and illicit enrichment while in office.
Speaking at a State banquet, Monday night, organised in his honour in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, the president restated his vow to serve God and Nigeria until his last day in office and beyond.
He advised Nigerians to remain patriotic, saying ‘‘as I said more than 30 years ago, we have no other country than Nigeria, we must all stay here and salvage it together.’’
The President acknowledged that the most critical security challenge faced by his administration was the threat of terrorism in the country, but expressed his satisfaction that normality has been restored to the affected states in the Northeast
He noted that Yobe state was one of the most affected areas by the terrorists and proudly declared that his administration has fulfilled its commitment to tackle Boko Haram and stabilize the country.
‘‘In the North East, God has helped us to clear Boko Haram, the economy has picked up and some people are asking me about the achievements of my promise to fight corruption.
‘‘Well, under this system fighting corruption is not easy. When I was in the military, as Head of State, I locked up some people because the Constitution says you must declare your assets and for people who couldn’t explain the differences in their assets, I locked them up.
‘‘In the end, I was also locked up. So, if you want to serve this country you must be prepared for the worst. But one thing that I am grateful to God for is that nobody can blackmail me. I do not have one-square inch outside Nigeria and I intend to stay in Nigeria when I retire from public office.’’