Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has finally publicly declared his assests, and what the average Nigerian sees is a President who is very wealthy by their own standards. The praise that Buhari is getting in the international media of a “spartan” life is more of a joke to Nigerians. Why would you be comparing Buhari to Equatorial Guinea President Obiang Nguema; Nguema is not a Nigerian. Buhari should be compared to the average Nigerian and by that standard, he is extremely wealthy.By the disclosure, we find that Buhari has five mansions in different states in Nigeria, plus two houses made of mud. Tell me, how many Nigerians have five houses when most of them couldn’t even afford a one-room apartment? But Buhari has five. How does he get to sleep in five houses?Buhari has N40 million in his bank account or $150,000 as of the latest exchange rate. We are talking of N40 million. How many Nigerians have N40 million in their accounts today? Since he left office as Chairman of the PTF, Buhari hasn’t worked a day in his life except run for office. Apart from the bank account, Buhari owns shares in three major companies which, conveniently, the number of shares he owns were not disclosed. The shares could be in the millions. If Buhari wants to be transparent with Nigerians, he must disclose the number of shares he owns in those companies and how he came about owning them.For whatever reason, the western media has decided to adopt Buhari as their idol and to overlook his short-comings. Otherwise, why would they be gushing over his ‘spartan’ life? By whose standards are they making these comparisons? You cannot compare apples to oranges. You cannot compare Buhari’s holdings in Nigeria to those of the Equatorial Guinea President Obiang, whose citizens also have one of the highest per capita incomes in Africa. Compared to Equatorial Guineans, Nigerians are paupers.Come to think of it, Barack Obama became President of the U.S., he and Michelle Obama did not own five houses, two mud chalets, lands in different parts of the U.S., millions of shares in different companies, plus 270 cattle, 25 sheep, five horses, a variety of birds and a number of economic trees, Those cattle are worth at least N100,000 at today’s market rates. Barack and Michelle lived a spartan life in the true sense of the words.Nigerians know who is living a spartan life – it is certainly not Muhammadu Buhari. Most Nigerians would consider themselves very wealthy if they had N1 million in total assets. The western media must stop pulling a wool over our eyes – that’s why we went to school so that we could not stomach their rubbish and manipulation.