President Goodluck Jonathan has declared that he does not own any bank account or property outside the shores of Nigeria.
He made the remark during the swearing-in of the 11 new ministers yesterday.
His words as tweeted by his Special Assistant on New Media, Reno Omokri, @renoomokri, â€œI am loyal to Nigeriaâ€™s economy. I donâ€™t have accounts or property abroad. All my children live and school in Nigeriaâ€
Nigeria former leaders are often accused of stashing stolen money in foreign accounts and owning expensive properties abroad; the recent is the revelation by the United States on Wednesday that ordered a freeze on $458 million in assets stolen by former Nigerian dictator Sani Abacha and his accomplices and hidden in European accounts.
The Justice Department said the corruption proceeds â€” stashed away in bank accounts in Britain, France and Jersey â€” were frozen at Washingtonâ€™s request with the help of local authorities