Sunday, 20 December 2015

Buhari Denies Receiving Cash but Accepted SUVs from former NSA

President Muhammadu Buhari has denied  receiving three hundred thousand United States Dollars from former National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki.

A statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity Femi Adesina on Tuesday night  clarified what Buhari got from the former NSA.

He however admitted that one armoured SUV and one untreated SUV were sent to the President in the aftermath of the attacks on him in Kaduna by boko haram terrorists in 2013.

This he said was 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.

Quoting Section three, Sub Section one of that Decree which provides that three vehicles will be provided for former heads of state and replaced every four years,

Mr Adesina stressed that there was therefore nothing tending to corruption him receiving vehicles, to  which he was statutorily entitled

The Special Adviser noted that it was preposterous to think that the President would allow his acclaimed reputation of honesty and incorruptibility
to be tarnished by accepting a questionable monetary compensation from a discredited  regime.