You won’t have much to inherit from me, Buhari tells family

President Muhammadu Buhari and Children

President Muhammadu Buhari has advised his children to acquire enough education and then work hard to be self-reliant, saying he would leave behind very little for them to inherit.

“Buhari insisted that all of his girls continue their education through the tertiary level,” American Professor, John Paden, said in “Muhammadu Buhari: The Challenges of Leadership in Nigeria,” his latest biography on the Nigerian President.

“This they did, although one continued in higher education after she was married. He told them explicitly that education would give them self-reliance, and that he would not have much in the way of an inheritance to leave to his family.

“Today, Buhari’s entire family are not only well educated but also speak English, and are comfortable within the broader Nigerian and international context.”

In terms of material wealth, it is difficult to tell how much Mr. Buhari is worth, making it impossible to estimate what inheritance he might bequeath to his family.

The president is yet to fulfil an electoral promise to make full details of his assets public.

Following widespread pressure from Nigerians, the President, on September 3, 2015, provided snippets of information regarding his declared assets.

According to a press statement by Garba Shehu,  Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Buhari had N30 million in his bank account before taking office on May 29.

The president owns five houses in Kaduna, Daura, Kano and Abuja, and has two undeveloped plots of land, one in Kano and the other in Port Harcourt.

Mr. Buhari also has farms, an orchard, ranch, livestock, including 270 cattle, 25 sheep, five horses, a variety of birds and a number of economic trees, according to the statement.

He has an unstated “number of cars”.

The statement by Mr. Shehu painstakingly highlighted how Mr. Buhari, as a former leader who also served as petroleum minister and head of the petroleum development fund, was worth so measly in a country where less important officials are worth several billions of naira.

Mr. Buhari has one bank account (with the Union Bank), no foreign account, no factory, no enterprises, and no oil wells, the statement said.

It said the president has shares in Berger Paints, Union Bank and Skye Bank.

Two of his houses in his native Daura are mud-made, the statement said.

“He borrowed money from the old Barclays Bank to build two of his homes,” the statement said.

“The documents also showed that the retired General uses a number of cars, two of which he bought from his savings and the others supplied to him by the federal government in his capacity as former Head of State.  The rest were donated to him by well-wishers after his jeep was damaged in a Boko Haram bomb attack on his convoy in July 2014.”

It remains unclear whether the President plans to dispose of  some of these assets or pass them all to his family


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  • Papa Ogihwriodo

    MY CHILDREN,

    This thing I am reading here is like bad news to make me a bit sad somehow.
    You people are saying that penis is paining the president. That is very painful. It is bad news.
    What I don’t know is how ear infection turn to penis problem. You have to explain that. It’s not clear.
    President said it was ear that was paining him before. That was the last time he went to the hospital.

    So how come that the ear now transfer to make penis pain him too? What sort of sickness is that one?
    Even the ear problem he has not solved that one before penis come and join the disease doing him.
    Penis own is not even serious. What does he need penis for again at 74? The real issue is the ear.
    If he is hearing voices it can confuse him to make mistake like declaring war on innocent country.

    • kayode Olaseni

      PAPA, prostate cancer is what people are saying, not penis problem!
      There’s a biological link of the prostate to male organ but it is not equivalent.
      We cannot substitute a link for the thing itself, sir. Prostate cancer is the issue!
      But I take your point that the medical narrative is illogical because ear infection
      is not linked to prostate cancer. Someone in Abuja spinning room has a lot to explain.

  • Netanyahu

    He encourages his children to go to school while he believes western education is haram for the ill-informed children of the poor. Wicked northern oligarch. He should tell the world what he did to encourage the children of the poor to go to school apart from reciting the quran.

    • Manmbombano123

      Stupidity has taken over you

    • tundemash

      Can you send a link where he said education is haram ?

      • mayGodpunishopressors

        This was a man that got fx less than N200/1$ and sponsored all his children abroad in one of the best tertiary institutions in the world, and the moment he came to power, he not only frustrate parents that have their ward schooling abroad, but discouraged them from sourcing the fx from black market. Buhari is typical of a man that used 200ft ladder to climb a tower and removed the ladder so that nobody could climb again. Sadist, wicked and unreasonable. I do not blame him. God rejected him three times, but satan entered Tinubu and now here we are.

        • Julius

          wow, I thought its only the biafraudians that are educated !!

        • tundemash

          No need ranting. Just simply paste here a link to teh story where he said education is haram .

    • ABUBAKAR NATAALA

      you are so myopic and lack sense of reasoning, must you lie.

    • Julius

      Must you lie ?

  • AryLoyds

    In terms of material wealth, it is difficult to tell how much Mr. Buhari is worth – American Professor, John Paden

    Case Closed 🙂

    • blueeyedkitten

      Poor soul. Hatred has made you blind. I really fell sorry for you mehn.
      And to the guy who liked your comment? I weep for him.
      Please go back and read again. That statement was made by PT….SMH!

      • AryLoyds

        If i had virtually all my children in surrey university UK , i will keep quiet and would not play saint. Buhari still did not declare his asset so he should keep those lies he called a biography to himself

        • blueeyedkitten

          how about i calling you out?
          instead of acknowledging your mistake, you putting up attitude and bold face? have you got any honour at all?

          • AryLoyds

            Which mistake , answer the question, has he declared his assets ?

      • Saints Daniel Nwaru

        You’ve let unprofessional propaganda to blindfolded you, compulsive liar.

        • blueeyedkitten

          i pity you

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    Buhari has not declared his assets completely and publicly like he promised but any Nigerian who has what was stated above is rich,a lot of landed property, a farm ,an orchard, a ranch with livestock. This orchestrated attempt designed to present him as a pauper is an ill-conceived piece of propaganda……it will not fly .

    • Julius

      Unlike somebody that said he did not give a damn about declaring his assets . Right ?

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        Declaration of assets is a legal requirement, GEJ DECLARED HIS ASSETS BUT DID NOT MAKE IT PUBLIC…….JUST LIKE BUHARI WHO REFUSED TO ALLOW THE PUBLIC ACCESS TO HIS POST VERIFICATION ASSET DECLARATION.

        • Julius

          So you were on SR ranting then as well . Gottcha !

  • George

    Liar from the pit of hell.

    Buhari said I will declare my assets publicly and almost two years we are still waiting.

    Buhari said I will stop medical tourists to foreign countries today Buhari is in London not once not twice in foreign hospital.

    God will punish Buhari all those that aided him to power, Amen

  • evidence

    Is he still campaigning?!
    How will this make naira at par with dollars?
    Incompetent demon.

  • donMe$$i

    Is this a Dirge or what??????

  • Jaja Majaja

    F**cking bloody liar…….piece of shit , worse than a crippled dog is what you are Pres Buhari.

    • Dejandon

      You will soon die of frustration at this ratem better go check your BP

      • Jaja Majaja

        You yourself is already a dead man, it’s just that you don’t know it yet.

  • Jimi

    I really respect PM but the timing of this story vis-a-vis the President’s current medical condition is in bad taste. It is intended to invite the reader to think about the President as a man already planning for his imminent departure. That may very well be the case but this story is not new and it is not clear why PM has chosen to publish it now if not for this alleged covert agenda. I will not stop reading PM because there is none better but please avoid this type of shenanigans next time.

    • wode

      Spot on!

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    President Muhammadu Buhari, is a honest,transparent and decent incorruptible retired army general who was overthrew in 1985 by General Ibrahim Babangida, because, General Buhari, was trying to extend the anti-corruption fight into Nigerian army ruling class which would have affected General Ibrahim Babangida, as the army chief of defense then.
    @jajamajaja:disqus :You and your ilk are cursed by wrongly accusing president Muhammadu Buhari, as only Jehovah God Almighty, can forgive you.Why can”t you point out an evidence of any corruption crime against General Muhammadu Buhari, throughout his military career and till now?

    • Jaja Majaja

      You argument is poor, first of all what right had Buhari to overthrow a democratically elected President of Nigeria ?second , has he fully declared his assets and brought it to the public for you and me to see ?thirdly have you noticed the state of the Nigerian economy, why must we all die before you and that dog know pain ? , i guess not, fourthly name one person, just one person trialed and jailed for corruption since Buhari came to power.
      Once again be careful how you use the name of God, he is fair and knows our sins, maybe you are next in line .

      • Moore

        How else will the properties be publicly declared? Who else in this country has told us what he or she is worth. All declared assets of two mud houses, and three other houses are worth less than assets of level 10 officers in DPR, NNPC or CBN. Let Jonathan and his 40 thieves give us just fewer information than Buhari has given, about their worth. we will celebrate him. you can accuse Buhari of everything but corruption will never fly. he is a rare breed among our leaders. He made me remember Prof. olikoye Kuti. fewer of their type are raised on our continent

        • Okokondem

          @Moore

          Unlike Buhari Jonathan did not pledge to declare his assets and did not make transparency and anti corruption agenda the cornerstone of his candidacy / presidency. So it is factually incorrect to justify Buhari’s half-baked assets declaration on the basis of Jonathan’s failed administration and it is that failure that resulted in the choice of Buhari as his replacement.

          • Moore

            I agree with you to some extent. Are we celebrating the fact that Jonathan willingly as you said Jonathan was pro corruption . We will be happy with quarter baked declaration by Jonathan and even the other officials serving government. he told us the number of houses he has and the states where they are located, stated those that are mud houses, no of undeveloped plots, cattle, sheep, horses. Cars he bought with his money and those donated by government. He stated his bank account balance and the bank, no of accounts. Please what will make the declaration a full one? i guess you expect price tags on those assets. please, get over this pre-election hatred borne out of religious and ethnic bigotry. We need to move on. This antagonism and hatred will never help this country, we need to move on.

    • Jon

      “was overthrown and not was overthrew” Go and learn English.

    • Tunsj

      The Clowns have no evidence.

  • forestgee

    Just wish they extended free education to other children in the North for the years they (Northerners) held power in Nigeria…the gap exploited by BH today would have been nearly non-existent.

  • muhammadunfagge

    Is good for people to always remember that one day they will leave this material world.

  • Gary

    Will somebody please tell Garba Shehu to stop writing Buhari’s eulogy while the man is still alive?
    What is all these recent talk about as if the man is dead or dying? Will you please STOP adding to public anxiety about the President’s status in your ill-conceived bid to curry public sympathy for him?
    You’re going about it the wrong way. Not after you folks decided to keep his illness and status under wraps and Femi Adesina, as usual, told the people it’s none of their business whatever is wrong with the man they elected to lead the country but now resident in London.

    Please, get your act together. You either stick to your guns about not discussing the President’s illness or you arrange for his doctors to brief his people about his condition and prognosis.
    You can’t have it your way and Femi Adesina’s at the same time. You are only making matters worse for your principal.

    • Dejandon

      Its not Shehu Garba writing this, it is PT. They are quoting Shehu Garba’s 2015 statement on what Buhari owns.
      PT seems to he wishing the President dead, and that is a shame on them.

  • The Rt. or Lft. Hon NinjaK

    Leopold Sedar Senghor!

  • Okey Agugua

    Are they not tired of lying? Buhari is not a poor man by any standard. This news is for the almajiri and his South West supporters consumption

    • Tunsj

      Really? You lost all credibility when you stated that the news is for his “Southwest supporters consumption”. One thing I know for sure is that you are delusional.

    • Otile

      How can he be poor after stealing $2.8 billion from PTF Fund? What did he do with the money?

    • Mufu Ola

      You have low quality education. When people say Buhari is “poor”,it is relative.The idea of his being poor cannot be compared to your own poverty. The poor has to do with the level of his wealth compared with his peers especially if u consider various posts he has held. A director or equivalent in private cannot be poor in Nigeria compared with man on d street not to talk of former head of state,Minister of Petroleum,GOC. Some people just earn degree for earning sake without analytical mind.

      • Diran

        Guy cool down, relax small for that guy…… Lol

  • emmanuel

    “Mr. Buhari also has farms, an orchard, …a variety of birds and a number of economic trees, according to the statement. He has an unstated “number of cars”.

    QUESTION
    1. “A variety of birds” can mean 3 to 200 billion birds
    2. “A number of economic trees” can mean 3 or 10 to 500 billion trees.
    3. “ A number of Cars” can mean from 2, 3, 7 up to 2,000 cars

    Yet they tell us Buhari has integrity. It is either Buhari is stuuuupid for accepting that he has integrity or that those who say so are, or both

    • Otile

      Don’t include birds, they can include 2 billion Northern vultures.

      • Okokondem

        How can Nigerians have so much free time as to indulge in fruitless banter over an issue of no consequence while our country is robbed blind. Is this subject even worthy of discussion?

  • Okokondem

    Isn’t the pertinent question here, what is the relevance of this news article? PT cannot continue to take their reader’s loyalty and patronage for granted by continually reporting on unnecessary and inconsequential subjects.

    Really who cares what Buhari advised his children concerning their education. Same is the aspiration of most Nigerian parents for their own children including the uneducated in the villages and rural areas who toil to make those dreams and aspirations a reality.

    Unfortunately, many Nigerian parents don’t get to see their aspirations become a reality because they don’t have the means, or they don’t live long enough to witness their dream come to fruition due to a backward Healthcare system and infrastructure.

    So I’m against PT presenting this private conversation between Buhari and his family as matter of national importance especially in the middle of a recession created by the elite and their greed.

  • Jumpingbrook

    Why this article now? Sometimes I wonder how Buhari Media people reason

    • Dejandon

      Its PT that is rehashing such story, not Buhari people

      • Jumpingbrook

        mcheeewwwwww!

  • tunde008

    Is Buhari dying? This is a story from a sick bed ,a father facing the inevitable end of life advising his children.PT please elaborate more.

  • Senator D

    NIGERIA FIRST SEMESTER EXAMINATION: 2015/2016 ACADEMIC SESSION.

    COURSE TITLE: Introduction to APC Government
    COURSE CODE: APC 101
    TIME ALLOWED: 45 Mins
    INSTRUCTION: Attempt All Questions

    1. Discuss the probability of APC blaming GEJ for the next 3years for
    a. Dollar increase.
    b. Fuel Price increase
    c. Power Failure
    d. Unemployment
    e. Fulani Herdsmen Killings

    2. If APC = All Promises Cancelled, where PMB is a constant, discuss the speed at which:
    ( i.) =N= 5000 promise is cancelled
    (ii.) Feeding of school pupil is politicised
    (iii.) NYSC allowance is constant amidst recession
    (iv.) Fuel pump prices are increased deceitfully

    3. Define the term, ”Budget padding”.

    4. Mention 3 types of APC propaganda you know, and how they can be used in 21st century politics.

    5. Mention 5 IDP you know that feeds with =N=14,000 everyday.

    6. Mention the next 3 countries PMB will travel to and the disgrace he will receive.

    7. If PMB is silent when herdsmen kill people and buys fighter jets when Biafra is mentioned, what is the probability that PMB is not a terrorist? Can you explain why IPOB are called terrorist by Buhari and Fulani herdsmen are labelled foreigners and yet none of them arrested or prosecuted?

    8. Write short notes on these mad phrases;
    (i). masquerade dressing,
    (ii.) importation of grass
    (iii). fantastically corrupt.

    9. If x is change and y is lies/ propaganda, solve the equation, 2x + 5y = ?

    10. If you used to be corrupt, but now fantastically corrupt, explain the effect of gravitational force on you.

    11. with a labeled diagram, describe the famous losses ever witnessed in recent time:
    (i)– loss of budget.
    (II)– loss of WAEC certificate.
    (iii)- loss of the moon.
    (iv)- loss of ear drum.

    12. If President Buhari @ 73yrs received his 1953 secondary school classmates, with relevant logic, explain how old PMB was when he finished secondary school considering the fact that from 1953-2016 is 63 years.

    Your Time Starts Now!