General YakubuGowon is a Nigerian Politician and military leader who was born born on October 19, 1934 in Plateau State. The Military Leader served as the Head of States of Nigeria from 1966 to 1975. Yakubu Gowon is a very respected politician in Nigeria who has been at the helms of affair in ensuring Nigeria is govern by good leaders. The utterance of a UK Parliamentarian yesterday however raised some dust as he said Yakubu Gowon took half of CBN to London during a plenary session on the Lekki Toll Gate killing on October 20, 2020.
It is wise to reflect on what General Yakubu Gowon said two years ago on the issues affecting Nigeria as a country. Gowon said that himself and his officers did not indulge in corruption while in office as a Head of State from 1966 to 1975 and that he expected other Nigerian leaders after him to emulate what he did while in office. General Gowon who left office on July 29, 1975 said that he had nothing apart from his salaries as of the time he left and that everything they had then belonged to the country and to the people, adding that he did not touch anything.
General Yakubu Gowon expressed sadness on the media who often rub corruption on past leaders as he said that it is wrong to see reports that all the former Heads of States are thieves.
General Yakubu Gowon said that they never knew what corruption is during their time and that his administration was devoid of corrupt practices. He said that he was broke when he left office and he had only my salary. “It was a staff that who worked with me that contributed their estacode so that I have something to live on,” he added. He stressed that they did not engage in corruption because they were scared of being exposed.