Muhammadu Buhari’s Net Worth
Muhammadu Buhari has an estimated net worth of $300 million dollars. As the president of the nation of Nigeria, he earns millions of naira from different political appointments and contracts each month.
That aside, the president of Nigeria is paid in millions, and due to the corrupt state of the country, the number one citizen of the country who happens to be the president automatically becomes a billionaire in office.
Muhammadu Buhari is no exception. Before he was sworn in as the president of Nigeria, he had N30 million naira in his personal bank account which he opened with Union Bank in Nigeria, two mud houses and another 5 exquisite houses in Daura, one plot of land in Kano, a plot of land in Port Harcourt.
Muhammadu Buhari also owned farmlands, 5 houses, 270 Cattles, 25 Sheeps, economic trees, birds, shares in Skye Bank, Union Bank, and Berger Paints.
Muhammadu Buhari was born on the 17th of December, 1942 in Daura, Katsina State, Nigeria. He’s a Fulani man, and his father was known as Hardo Adamu (a Fulani), and his mother, Zulaihat (whom his first daughter was named after).
At age four, he lost his father, and was singlehandedly raised by his mother.
They were a lot in his family, and he is the twenty-third child born into the family.
Buhari obtained primary school education in Daura and Mai’adua.
Soon, he began attending the Katsina Model School in year 1953.
He later attended the Katsina Provincial Secondary School which is now known as the Government College Katsina.
He rounded off his secondary schooling in 1961, obtaining his school leaving certificate from the now Government College Katsina in Katsina State.
In 1962, at the age of 19 years, Buhari enrolled in the Nigerian Military Training College (NMTC) which was later renamed the Nigerian Defence Academy after its upgrade to an officer commissioning unit of the Nigerian Army in 1964.
Before its upgrade, cadets who completed their training to Commonwealth Military Academies where they would eventually continue their officer cadet training.
Buhari received training as an officer cadet at Mons Officer Cadet School in Aldershot, England. In 1963, he was already 20 years of age.
Buhari was appointed Platoon Commander of the Second Infantry Battalion in Abeokuta, Nigeria.
He was also commissioned a second lieutenant.
In the space of two months (November 1963 – January 1964), he undertook the Platoon Commanders’ Course at the Nigerian Military Training College, Kaduna.
In 1964, Buhari understudied the Mechanical Transport Officer’s Course at the Army Mechanical Transport School in Borden, United Kingdom.
Buhari, as a young military officer was appointed brigade major, Second Sector, First Infantry Division from April 1967 to July 1967.
He served as commander of the Second Infantry Battalion from 1965 to 1967.
After Buhari lost his mother, he went into farming following in December 1988.
In the same year, he divorced his wife Safinatu and got married to a second wife Aisha Halilu.
Eventually, Buhari became the chairman of a body established to encourage the development of Katsina State both socially and economically – Katsina Foundation.
Buhari previously supported the Sharia law actualization in the whole nation of Nigeria, and he stated back in 2001 that his support for the religious constitution and its initiation in Nigeria will ever be public and positive.
On the 4th of January, 2015, he stated that every Nigerian has the right to decided what religion he or she wants to belong.
He submitted to the idea of freedom of religion, and he stated that all his life, it has been his wish that all Nigerian serve God in their own way.
Adding to this, he mentioned that religion shouldn’t be used as a tool of division, to divide Nigerians.
He totally trashed the idea of Sharia, and thereby contradicting his speech on Sharia implementation in 2001.
In 2012, the insurgents Boko Haram mentioned Buhari as one of the of the officials it would trust as a mediator between then and the Federal Government.
He however dishonoured the suggestion of Boko Haram in making him a trustee and mediator for them to the Nigerian government.
In 2013, Buhari stated in his speech to the Nigerian government, that the security of the nation is threatened by the Niger Delta Militants.
He however suggested a stop to the killings of Boko Haram members and that the reason terrorist insurgencies thrive in Nigeria is due to the rise of the Niger Delta militants in the Southern part of Nigeria.
He also remained the Federal government that Niger Delta militants are treated specially under the amnesty programme, and they’re being given around $500 million dollars a year while the houses and families of Boko Haram members are burnt and killed.
In May 2014, Buhari castigated the Boko Haram insurgents, calling them mindless bigots coming out as Muslims.
This was just at the onset of the kidnapping of the Chibok Girls.
Two months after publicly reprimanding the insurgents, they attacked him in Kaduna with a bomb which he escaped.
In the bomb attack, 82 people were killed.
In December 2014, Buhari pledged to propell the cause of peace and security in Nigeria if he emerges winner of the 14th February 2015 general elections.
The election was postponed to be held on the 28th of March, 2015.
Muhammadu Buhari had put the wipeout of Boko Haram insurgency a top priority in his campaign, and this increased the likelihood of him winning the elections.
Secondly, people frowned at the government of Goodluck Jonathan whom they thought was too weak to counter the terrorist group.
Buhari got married to his first wife Safinatu Yusuf in 1971.
She was the first Lady of Nigeria during his tenure from December 1983 to August 1985.
Safinatu Yusuf and Buhari had five children children before she died sadly in 2006. They had four girls and a boy.
Their first daughter was named Zulaihat – the daughter of Buhari that was named after the mother of Buhari.
Their daughter, Safinatu was also named after the first wife of Buhari (her mother).
The names of their children are Musa (late son), Hadiza, Fatima, Zulaihat, and Hadiza. In 1988, Safinatu Yusuf (Buhari’s first wife) and Buhari officially divorced.
In December the following year (1989), without hesitation, he married his current and second wife, Aisha Halilu.
As if planned, Buhari and his second wife also had five children – a boy and four girls. They’re Yusuf (the son), Halima, Amina, Zahra, and Aisha (named after her mother).
On the 14th of January, 2006, after being diagnosed of diabetes, she died fighting it and was buried at the Unguwar Rimi cemetery (as was ordered by Islam).
6 years later (in November, 2012), Buhari lost his first daughter Zulaihat to sickle cell anaemia after she put to bed at a Kaduna hospital.