Buhari Received no Cash From Dasuki After Boko Haram Attack on Convoy –PresidencyFeatured, Latest News, News Tuesday, December 15th, 2015
The Presidency has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari did not receive any monetary compensation from ex-President Goodluck Jonathan last year in the aftermath of the dastardly attempt to assassinate him as Boko Haram attacked his convoy in Kaduna.
The presidency gave the clarification in a statement issued by the president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina.
The statement reads: “Our attention has been drawn to reports making the rounds, especially on internet-based media, that President Muhammadu Buhari received $300,000.00 and up to five armoured SUVs from the Office of the National Security Adviser in the aftermath of the attack on his convoy in Kaduna, last year.
“We unequivocally deny that President Buhari received $300,000.00 or any monetary compensation whatsoever from the Jonathan Presidency or any of its officials, in the aftermath of that attack, or at any other time since then.
“While it is true that one armoured SUV and one untreated SUV were sent to the President in the aftermath of the attack, the vehicles were in keeping with his entitlements as a former Head of State under the Remuneration of Former Presidents and Heads of State (And other Ancillary Matters) Decree of 1999.
“Section 3, Sub Section 1 of that Decree provides that three vehicles will be provided for former heads of state and replaced every four years.”
“There was therefore nothing untoward, illegal or tending to corruption in former Head of State Buhari and Presidential aspirant, as he then was, receiving vehicles, to which he was statutorily entitled, from the Federal Government of Nigeria.”
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