President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that he will not go to jail at the end of his administration because he has integrity and he is honest.
The Nigerian president, who made this known on Monday when he received a delegation of the Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria at Aso Rock in Abuja, also disclosed that he would have gone to jail after his previous appointments if not for his integrity and honesty.
A statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, quoted Buhari as saying that he had no regrets being a person of honesty and integrity. He also said he does not care about who gets contract as long as the project is well-executed and within reasonable price. The statement reads in part: “I am satisfied with what I am.
I am happy I have kept myself and people close to me from benefiting from government contracts. “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. “You cannot accuse me of stealing. 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.”