President Buhari Collected SUVs, But Not $300,000.00


The Presidential spoke person Shehu Garba this evening in a series of tweet reply reports that Dasuki gave the President $300,000.00 and five Armoured SUVs. In the Media statement Garba said the President collected Two SUVs but was not given any money by the Jonathan Administration.

Here is the press release.
Our attention has been drawn to reports making the rounds, especially on internet-based media, that Pres. @MBuhari received $300,000.00 & up to five armoured SUVs from the Office of the National Security Adviser in the aftermath of the attack on his convoy in Kaduna last year. We unequivocally deny that President  Buhari received $300,000.00 or any monetary compensation whatsoever from the Jonathan Presidency or any of its officials, in the aftermath of that attack, or at any other time since then.
While it is true that one armoured SUV and one untreated SUV were sent to the President in the aftermath of the attack,
the vehicles were in keeping with his entitlements as a former Head of State.under the Remuneration of Former Presidents and Heads of State (And other Ancillary Matters) Decree of 1999.9. Section 3, Sub Section 1 of that Decree provides that three vehicles will be provided for fmr. heads of state & replaced every four years. There was therefore nothing untoward, illegal or tending to corruption in former Head of State Buhari and Presidential aspirant, as he then was, receiving vehicles, to  which he was statutorily entitled , from the Federal Government of Nigeria.
Pres. @MBuhari had in keeping with his austere, spartan & frugal disposition shunned most of his entitlements as a fmr Head of State, but was prevailed upon by his supporters to accept the two vehicles for his personal safety after of an attempt to assassinate him.
It is preposterous to think that the President will allow his acclaimed reputation of honesty and incorruptibility to be tarnished by accepting a questionable monetary compensation from a discredited regime.
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