Dauda Lawal, governor of Zamfara, says he did not declare 9 trillion naira in cash, investment, and property assets.
Lawal spoke on Thursday during an interview with Radio France International (RFI) Hausa.
He said the people of Zamfara will not be facing so many challenges if he had N9 trillion, adding that he would have used the money for the development of the state.
The governor said the allegation was speculation by people looking to cause mischief, adding that his assets are available for those who wish to verify.
Amin. I hope so and I pray that God gives me that kind of money. May God bless me with that kind of money to help my people,” he said.
“If I have that kind of money, all the challenges my people are battling, I would have used the money to solve the problems.
“Now, this issue is a public statement and there are forms for whoever wants to confirm to come and do so.
“This is nothing but an allegation perpetrated by mischief makers, those who want to drag my name in the mud but I thank God, for this money they are alleging that I declared, I pray to God to give me such an amount of money so I can use it to help my people.”