Former Governor and National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has revealed to Nigerians about how he made his first millions. ayokinews.com reports
The various questions from the lips of many Nigerians had been centered on how the APC leader, Ahmed Bola Tinubu acquired his wealth which many considered to be a mystery.
In a throwback interview with TheNews Magazine on March 29, 2016, Tinubu answered the age-long question which fed the anxiety of Nigerians as to how he acquired his enormous wealth.
Answering the question about how he got his wealth, Tinubu said: “At Deloitte and Touche, I chose to travel more than 80 per cent of my working years there. And that is because if a staff chose to travel, he would make more money because he would get travel allowances.”
Tinubu stated that he was assigned to help set up an accounting and auditing system for a joint venture between National Oil and Aramco in Saudi Arabia, but when he returned to the United States, he discovered that his account had been credited in millions.
“We had gone there to set up their accounting and auditing system. It was while on that service that I got my financial break. When I returned to the United States, my employers gave me a huge bonus, which instantly turned me into a millionaire.
“The bonus was $850,000, before taxes. My salaries were also being paid into the bank and I was not touching them. At the time, my salary deposits in the bank had risen to about $1.8 million.”