Boko Haram Attack: Buhari Denies Receiving $300,000 Compensation From Jonathan

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President Muhammadu Buhari has
denied receiving the sum of $300,000 from the Government of former President
Goodluck Jonathan when his convoy was attacked last year in Kaduna. According
to a statement released by the Presidency, his Excellency never collected any
amount from Jonathan and what he actually received was his entitlement as a past Head of State. Find out what the entitlement is when you read the full press statement below…

“Our attention has been drawn to
reports making the rounds, especially on internet-based media, that President
Muhammadu Buhari received $300,000.00 and 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. Continue…
“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.
“Section 3, Sub Section 1 of that
Decree provides that three vehicles will be provided for former heads of state
and 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.
“President Buhari had in keeping
with his austere, spartan and frugal disposition shunned most of his
entitlements as a former Head of State, but was prevailed upon by his
supporters to accept the two vehicles for his personal safety in the aftermath
of the dastardly 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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