Report: General Buhari evicted by landlord for inability to pay rent


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By Seyi Lawal

Former Head of State and one time minister of oil resources, General Muhammadu Buhari, (rtd) has been ejected from his Abuja residence following his inability to pay the N20 million rent demanded by his landlord, Newsdiary Online, a news portal has disclosed. 

According to reports monitored by our reporter in Abuja, the retired general who is also the presidential  candidate of  Congress for Progressive Change, CPC in the April 2011 general elections, was expected to renew his rent which was due after the initial payment. 

Consequently, he decided to move his property to Kaduna when he could not raise the amount demanded by the landlord. 

It was gathered that owing to inability of Buhari to raise the N20 million earlier requested as rent for the building at Number 11 Queen Elizabeth Street, Asokoro District, Abuja, the landlord reportedly reduced the rent to N15 million but Buhari could still not raise the funds. 

Reports say the original rent was paid on his behalf by a former minister of defence, General Theophilus Danjuma, (rtd) which enabled Buhari to move into the house which provides shelter to him any time he is in the Federal Capital Territory. 

Buhari was said to rebuff suggestions by his friends to approach Nasarawa State governor, Alhaji Umaru Almakura who won the governorship seat on the platform of his party, CPC, for financial assistance insisting that he would rather maintain his integrity than ask the governor for money.

It was also gathered that Buhari also resisted a similar pressure to approach President Goodluck Jonathan for assistance to enable him keep the apartment. 

“Some of Buhari’s associates who wanted to avoid his ejection actually reached out to the owner of the property, and the landlord even agreed to slash the rent to N15 million for the sake of the General. Sadly, he could not pay and he accepted the option of moving his property to Kaduna. Buhari is believed to have made up his mind to put up somewhere he can afford whenever  he has something to do in Abuja henceforth”, the News portal stated. 




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Comments (5)

  1. If a rent can cause up to N20 million how much was spent for the building ?. our ex and present leaders turning masses to poverty property.

  2. na wa for our leaders. When we dey fine small money to sustain ourself dey go on labishing it on rent.

  3. @ ubong u are right! A lot of heartless human being in power! Dis is a country where a doc gets less than $1000 monthly and ds bastards are rentin apartment for 20million!

    And they can't giv loan to artisans to start small scale biz!

    @ Patrick y are u sounding naïve! Pple pay more! Go to banana island in lagos and hear rent!

  4. VEry fake news renting a house for 20M how much is the house itself? does it have an indoor-national stadium?

  5. N20m for a house he uses only occassional!!!!!. May God forgive our leaders in this country. Do you know how many people out there that are looking for as little as N20k as capital to start a biz?

cool good eh love2 cute confused notgood numb disgusting fail