Posted by News Express | 2 July 2015 | 5,356 times
Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has declared that he is worth a staggering N90 billion in addition to owning 40 mansions, most of them located in the Nigerian capital, Abuja.
“The governor’s assets declaration came as a big shock to most Kaduna residents yesterday,” says a report this morning in the Lagos-based daily, The Union.
El-Rufai was not known to be stupendously rich before he was appointed Director-General of the Bureau for Public Enterprises (BPE) by the Olusegun Obasanjo regime and later Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.
The Union said that Kaduna State Director Code of Conduct Bureau, George David, declined to comment when contacted.
“He said the law on asset declaration permitted public office holders not to make their asset declaration public. The director however disclosed that asset declaration by El- Rufai and his Deputy were made long before yesterday,” the paper reported.
It quoted David as saying that any further information concerning the amount and assets involved in the declaration form, could only be enquired from Abuja headquarter of the Bureau.
“Governor El-Rufai’s Adviser on Media and Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye, confirmed that the governor had declared his assets but promised to get back to journalists with details. As at press time, he never did,” The Union said.
Similarly, Governor El-Rufai’s Special Assistant on Media, Samuel Aruwan, promised to get back to News Express when our Kaduna Correspondent sought his reaction this morning but has yet to do as promised.
•Photo shows Governor El-Rufai.
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