- President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that he is not afraid of anything after his tenure
- He said that he won't go to jail because of his integrity and honesty
- The president noted that he would have gone to jail after his previous appointments if not for his integrity and honesty
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, June 25, said that he would not go to jail at the end of his administration because of his integrity and honesty.
The Punch reports that he said that he would have gone to jail after his previous appointments if not for his integrity and honesty.
NAIJ.com gathered that a statement by the senior special assistant on media and publicity to the president, Garba Shehu, revealed that Buhari spoke while receiving a delegation of the Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He said he had no regrets for being a person of honesty and integrity.
“I am satisfied with what I am. I am happy. I have kept myself and people close to me from benefiting from government contracts,” the President said.
Buhari said he did not award contracts and did not care about who got them as far as they did a good job at a cost that is justifiable to the nation.
“I have been in many places, including ministry of petroleum. I would have gone to jail if I had taken an oil well. For integrity and honesty, I have no regrets. By this, I have contributed to my social safety. I won’t go to jail,” he boasted.
The president, who said he had been accused of many things, said his critics cannot accuse him of stealing.
“You cannot accuse me of stealing. I have appointed ministers and they are in charge. I appeal to their integrity.
“When they come here (Federal Executive Council chambers), we ensure they follow the due process. If I owned an oil well, I would have gone to jail,” he added.
Speaking on behalf of the delegation, the Vice-President, Sheikh Hadiyyatullahi Abdulrashid, commended Buhari for accomplishing much of what he promised before his election.
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He likened him to the captain of a capsizing ship and the messiah needed by the country.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported that the general overseer and presiding pastor, Emmanuel Evangelical Church of God, Prophet Kayode Emmanuel, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari would hand over to a young person in 2019.
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