President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo have submitted their asset documents to the code of conduct bureau (CCB).
President Buhari in his declaration has less than N30million in his account in his Union Bank before May 29, 2015. The Vice President Yemi Osinbajo had about N94 million and $900,000 before his foray into politics.
In his statement signed by the senior special assistant to the president, Garba Shehu said among other things that:
‘document submitted by the President Muhammadu Buhari to the code of conduct bureau (CCB) show that the retired General has indeed been living an austere and Spartan lifestyle, contrary to what many might expect of a former head of state of Nigeria and one who has held a number of top government positions, such as governor, minister of petroleum and the head of the Petroleum trust fund (PTDF).
‘The documents submitted to the CCB, WHICH OFFICIALS SAY ARE STILL BEING VETTED AND WILL SOON BE MADE PUBLIC, SHOW THAT PRIOR to being sworn in on May 29, President Buhari had less than N30m in his name. He also had only one bank account with the Union Bank. President Buhari has no foreign account, no factory and no enterprises. He also had no registered company and no oil wells.
His declared asset show that he had share in Berger paints, Union Bank and Skye Bank. The document also shows that he has a total of five homes, and two mud houses in Daura.
According to Garba Shehu, president Buhari had two the other in undeveloped plots of land, one in Kano and the other in Port Harcourt. ‘He borrowed money from the old Barclays Bank to build two of his homes.’
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) who had been a successful lawyer before his foray into politics declared a bank balance of about N94m and $900,000 IN HIS BANK ACCOUNT.
‘As revealed by the same forms,hightlights of the Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo’s asset declaration include his 4 bedrooms residence at Victoria Garden City, Lagos and a 3 bedroom flat at 2 Mosley Road, Ikoyi. The Vice President also has a 2 bedroom flat at the popular Redemption camp along Lagos-Ibadan expressway and a 2 bedroom mortgaged property in Bedford, England. Aside from this, the Vice President has no other landed properties on the form.
Apart from his law firm, known as Simmons Cooper, the Vice President declared shareholding in six private companies based in Lagos including Octogenerium Ltd, Windsor Grant ltd, Tarapolsa Vistorion Ltd, Aviva ltd and MTN Nigeria.
‘ According to details shown on the form, the Vice President has about ninety four million Naira, Nine hundred thousand United States Dollars and Nineteen thousand pounds in Nigerian Banks with the foreign currencies kept in local domiciliary accounts. His personal vehicles are one Infinity 4 wheel drive SUV, 1Mercedes Benz and a Prado Jeep.
Garba Shehu concludes by saying ‘as soon as the CCB is through with the process, the documents will be released to the Nigerian public and people can see for themselves.