President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that he has never involved himself in any dubious oil wealth business since taking over control of power after the 2015 Presidential election in Nigeria.
In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, Mr President noted that his administration has been transparent and appointed men and women that are capable of handling such capacity.
“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.”
“You cannot accuse me of stealing,” adding that, “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.”
“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 was quoted.
By Augustine Akhilomen