Senate president, Bukola Saraki says his wealth is due to hard work and a result of him coming from a blessed family.
Saraki told the BBC Hausa service that he acquired 95% of his wealth before he entered politics.
On his ongoing trial for false declaration of assets during his time as Governor of Kwara, the Senate President expressed confidence that he would be cleared of the charges against him and he would continue to serve in public office.
Speaking further, Saraki denied tax evasion claims – an accusation highlighted in the Panama Papers.
Saraki also spoke on the documents that accused him and his wife, Toyin of registering a company offshore to buy a London property.
“Based on legal advice the company was set up because they were acquiring an asset and it was advised at that time and that’s how it was set up to the best of our knowledge. It was not a company that was set up by ourselves; it was set up by a legal firm and under a legal firm as far as to the best of our knowledge no law was being broken,” he was quoted as saying.