Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Ex-Nigerian leader Murtala Muhammed had N7,000 when he died

Former Nigerian Head of State, General Murtala Ramat Muhammed had N7,000 in his bank account when he was assassinated on 13 February 1976.

His son Risqua Muhammed, made the startling disclosure in Ile-Ife today at the unveiling of the statue of the slain leader at the entrance of the post-graduate hall of residence at Obafemi Awolowo University.

Risqua Muhammed said his father fearlessly fought corruption during his tenure in office as the Head of State and lauded President Muhammad Buhari for doing the same.

Muhammed said his father served Nigeria with integrity during his 200 days in office.

He said he was excited by the honour by post graduate students of Obafemi Awolowo University and urged urged Nigerians to support the crusade against corruption by President Muhammad Buhari-led administration.

The Vice-Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, commended the children of the late leader for maintaining his legacies.


  1. But N7,000 in 1976 was a big deal. In the 80s a brand new peought 504 was N4,000 so it may have been cheaper in the 70s say like 2k. so he could buy a 2 reigning brand new cars and a plot of land and then build it.

    In todays anology, that might be like being able to buy 2 brand new toyota cars, a good plot of land and also build at least a three bedroom flat on it.