Murtala's son says his father left only N7,000 in his account as head of state

Murtala's son says his father left only N7,000 in his account as head of state

- Risqua Muhammed, a son to the former Nigerian head of state, late General Murtala Muhammed, discloses that his father fought corruption fearlessly during his tenure

- The son to the former head of state says his father served Nigeria with integrity during his 200 days in office

- Muhammed commends President Muhammad Buhari for his anti-corruption crusade

The late former head of state, General Murtala Muhammed, had only N7,000 in his bank account at the time of his death, his son Risqua Muhammed has disclosed.

Daily Trust reports that Muhammed made the disclosure on Monday, December 2, during the unveiling of the statue of his late father at the entrance of the post-graduate hall of residence at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun state.

He said during his tenure in office as the head of state his father fearlessly fought corruption. Muhammed stated that his father served Nigeria with integrity during his 200 days in office.

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The son of the late head of state commended President Muhammad Buhari for his anti-corruption and urged Nigerians to support the president’s crusade against corruption.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, December 2, recounted his life as a young person and school days.

A statement by President Buhari's special adviser on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, the president said he became an orphan at a very young age.

The president also said his nine-years at a boarding school and joining the Military shaped his entire life.

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He also said that Nigeria’s socio-economic and political salvation will come from education.

In another news report, Nigerians have called on the Senate to reject President Buhari's loan request before the upper chamber.

This was disclosed in a poll by Legit.ng on social media. In the poll, 83% of Nigerians on Facebook called for the request while 17% urged the Senate to allow the government take the money.

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In a similar fashion, 43% of Nigerians asked the upper chamber to reject the request while 19% urged the Senate to grant the request made by the federal government.

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Source: Legit.ng

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