The wife of a US low paid governor has taken to waitressing to help the family afford a new $215,000 home. This breaking story just as the #BurataiGate scandal unfolds in Nigeria with the Chief of Army of Nigeria, Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai recently exposed to have up to a million dollars worth of property in Dubai which he claims he purchased in 2014 with savings on a salary of N700,000 ($3500) /month
One of Buratai’s two homes in Dubai was estimated at $419,800!
Nigerians have been asking how the army chief could have saved in so few years to buy homes abroad of such value. The purchases came during a period when the chief was head of army procurement during he nation’s notorious army gate scandal with billions of dollars diverted.
Fox news reports:
The wife of Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage had kept a low profile for the first few weeks of her summer job. But then her husband told a crowd at a recent town hall that his wife took a job to “supplement” his $70,000 salary, the lowest of any U.S. governor.
The LePages live with their dog, a Jack Russell terrier mix named Veto, in the Augusta governor’s mansion and bought a $215,000 Boothbay home two years ago. The governor recently tried but failed to increase his successor’s salary to $150,000, above the nearly $135,000 average for all 50 state governors in 2015.
Nigerians Took To Twitter
Still on #BurataiGate,see pics from a procurement awareness seminar in 2014 when Buratai was DIRECTOR OF PROCUREMENT pic.twitter.com/0TcTtuHr0m
— Eze Eziokwu (@Tomyboiz) June 26, 2016
All in one week. Hope we won’t have #BuhariGate this week?
— Lere Olayinka (@OlayinkaLere) June 26, 2016
— John O. Balogun (@orllumeeday) June 26, 2016