Muhammadu Buhari, the immediate past president of Nigeria Wednesday said he is not corrupt, adding that he only has two houses in Kaduna and one in Katsina.
According to him, besides the aforementioned houses in Kaduna and Katsina he has none in any part of Nigeria and abroad.
Arguing that he did not corruptly enrich himself with the country’s wealth during his eight years as president, Buhari disclosed that cattle business is still his occupation.
Buhari made this clear this when he received the Katsina State leadership of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) in Daura.
The former president said nobody could blackmail him for illicit enrichment while in office.
Buhari, who spoke in Hausa, said, “I haven’t enriched myself with the nation’s wealth and nobody can accuse me of such act; anybody who accused me is only wasting his time.
“Apart from this house and the other two in Kaduna, I have no house in other parts of the country or outside Nigeria. Farming is my major occupation and I have cattle and other animals in my farm. That is all.”
Earlier, the state chairman of AFAN, Ya’u Umar Gwojo-gwojo, commended the ex-president for revitalising the agricultural sector through various intervention programmes.
Gwojo-gwojo said the Nigerian economy registered positive growth under the Buhari administration in spite of the gloomy outlook in the global economy and the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. He explained that Buhari’s programmes and policies had significantly improved agricultural activities and boosted food production and security in the North-west and other regions of the country.
The AFAN chairman urged the ex-president to advise the federal government to sustain the ban on importation of food for the success of the current agricultural transformation agenda of the government.
He extolled Buhari’s contributions to agricultural transformation and nation-building, adding that Buhari’s back-to-back policy led to the attainment of the country’s food sufficiency.
Gwojo-gwojo submitted a letter to the former president soliciting his acceptance to be the state patron of the association in view of his contribution to agricultural activities.