For a minute we didn’t believe the trending news that Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai allegedly declared his asset as N90 billion and 40 mansions.
His assets declaration came as a big shock to most Kaduna residents on Wednesday as he allegedly declared ownership of 40 mansions, mostly in Abuja.
The Union revealed that Kaduna State Director Code of Conduct Bureau, George David declined to comment when contacted.
He said the law on asset declaration permitted public office holders not to make their asset declaration public. He however said that asset declaration by El- Rufai and his deputy were made long before yesterday.
He stated that any further information concerning the amount and assets involved in the declaration form, could only be inquired from the Abuja headquarters of the Bureau.
El-Rufai’s Adviser on Media and Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye, confirmed that the governor had declared his assets but promised to get back to journalists with details.
Reacting to the alleged asset declaration, El-Rufai has stated that the allegation is false.
The story which appeared on Wednesday on The Union newspaper according to El-Rufai is blatant falsehood practiced by the newspaper.
In a statement by the special assistant, media, Samuel Aruwan, he said he has directed his legal team to enforce his rights to protect his reputation from the vandalism of irresponsible hacks.
“The Union choose to write a spurious story alleging N90b as his assets declaration without seeing the declaration made by Malam El Rufai. The circle of blackmail that did the story claimed they heard a rumor, and they pursued the rumor so vigorously they transformed it into news he said.”
Also El-Rufai’s son Bello El-Rufai reacted to the allegation stating that if the news were true he should be one of the big boy in town. He took to his twitter handle to share his thought.
See ttweet below;
90 billion naira and 40 mansions? If na so, I suppose be one of the big boys for Abuja na. I no even manage that one for Kaduna.
— Bello El-Rufai (@B_ELRUFAI) July 2, 2015