A Senior Special Assistant to President Mohammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has described as ‘fake news’
a certain document showing the transfer of N12,500,000 from the Coffers of the Ogun State to a “PMB Estate.”
Shehu stated this through a statement on Thursday.
He said the President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) Estate is a large housing scheme in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital and was only commissioned by President Buhari in the course of a State visit.
“PMB Estate is owned by the Ogun State government, which honoured the President by naming it after him of course that does not confer the ownership of the Estate to President Buhari.
“The gossipy online newspaper, peddling the falsehood that the President, Muhammadu Buhari, the tried and tested anti-corruption fighter is the beneficiary of this cash transfer should be ignored.”
According to the statement, the president has never had a registered company in his name or that of a proxy.
“Before his election as civilian President, Muhammadu Buhari was a military pensioner and had never registered a company in his name or that of a proxy.
“To set the record straight, we spoke with the official who posted the clarification of the payment voucher on Twitter. He worked with the Governor Amosun administration. He confirmed that the payment was made from the Ogun State Revenue Account to The PMB Estate Account for some work done on the Estate. Absolutely nothing to do with President Muhammadu Buhari,” Shehu explained.