By Christian Purefoy, CNN
Despite Buhari’s declaration, some Nigerians have not been impressed with his first 100 days. At newspaper stands and beer joints around Lagos, you can hear the nickname “Baba Go-Slow” — on account of the perceived slow pace of Buhari’s promised changes.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says his assets include $150,000, two mud houses, livestock and an orchard, and a plot of land the exact location of which he has yet to trace.
The asset declaration, which Buhari’s spokesman described as “Spartan,” comes as the President reaches 100 days in office.
“President Buhari had no foreign account, no factory and no enterprises. He also had no registered company and no oil wells,” reads the statement released by the spokesman, Garba Shehu.
Public declarations are seen as crucial in fighting the corruption that plagues Nigeria. They are a means of ensuring that, when the time comes to leave office, government officials will not have used their positions to enrich themselves.
Other assets declared by Buhari — who formerly headed the nation’s petroleum ministry — include five homes in addition to the two mud houses, farms, an orchard and a ranch:
“The total number of his holdings in the farm include 270 heads of cattle, 25 sheep, five horses, a variety of birds and a number of economic trees,” the official statement reads.