Assets declaration is a MUST for every political office holders in Nigeria. The aim, according to the drafters of the 1999 constitution is to track and prevent politicians, civil servants not to pilfer from the state or national treasury.
One man who has consistently and publicly declared his assets is President Muhammadu Buhari.
Buhari said in 2003 during his asset declaration that he has 150 cows, in 2007 150 cows, in 2011 150 cows, and also in 2015 the same 150 cows.
In 2019, Buhari in line with the constitution also declared his assets.
The declaration of asset was contained in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
“The duly completed forms were submitted to the Chairman of the CCB, Prof Mohammed Isa, on behalf of the President by Sarki Abba, Senior Special Assistant, Household and Domestic Affairs.
“The forms, are signed by the President and sworn to before a Judge of Abuja High Court, showed no significant changes in assets as declared in 2015 by him.
“There are no new houses, no new bank accounts at home and abroad and there are no new shares acquired.”
I want to ask, does it means that there is no new cow added to the 150 cows? This Buhari’s cows are they using Condom ?
If Buhari’s cows do not multiply, how can Nigeria economy grow under him?
Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, had stated this during the commencement of his Presidential campaign in Sokoto State on December 3, 2018.
“I am a Politician, I am a businessman, I am into many things, I am also a farmer and know exactly what the problems of Nigerians are. I am not a failed farmer who could only boast of rearing 150 cows year-in, year-out of his livestock business.
“I have more than a thousand cows in my farm, please we should not allow someone whose cows have not grown from 150 to come here and tell us lies and propaganda again.”
I rest my case !!!