“For integrity and honesty, I won’t go to jail ” – Buhari

“For integrity and honesty, I won’t go to jail ” – Buhari

President Muhammmadu Buhari on Monday appealed to the integrity of his ministers who, according to him, are in charge.

The president at the Presidential Villa in Abuja while hosting a delegation of the Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria, said:

“You cannot accuse me of stealing,” he added, “I have appointed ministers and they are in charge. I appeal to their integrity. When they come here (Federal Executive Council Chambers), we ensure they follow the due process. If I owned an oil well, I would have gone to jail.”

President Buhari said he had no regrets being a person of honesty and integrity.

He said: “I am satisfied with what I am. I am happy I have kept myself and people close to me from benefiting from government contracts,”

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He said he did not award contracts and did not care about who got them so long as they did a good job at a cost that is justifiable to the nation.

“I have been in many places including Ministry of Petroleum. I would have gone to jail if I had taken an oil well. For integrity and honesty, I have no regrets. By this, I have contributed to my social safety. I won’t go to jail.”

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