Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has opened up on how he made his money.
In an interview with the BBC aired on Tuesday, December 6, Tinubu, who has been queried for years over the source of his wealth, said he made his money from real estate he inherited.
He also said that since he left office as Governor of Lagos state, he has not taken any appointment or government contract.
“You’ve got to know how to analyse and how to ask questions, not in the accusatory format. Are they enemies of wealth? If they are not enemies of wealth, investments do yield.
“I have an example of Warren Buffet, one of the richest men in America and in the world. He started from stock buying and brokerages.
“I inherited great real estate; I turned the values around. I’m not denying my wealth. I was the most investigated, the most accused governor in opposition up to, you know, for eight years, up till 2007. And since I left the office I’m still there. I have not taken any appointment, no government contract.”
Tinubu also denied claims of getting money from the coffers of the Lagos government. He added;
“Share what? Have they proven it? The World Bank, IMF have investigated the record in Lagos. What’s wrong with them? It’s envy.”