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‘Declare Assets Before May 29’ – CCB Orders Bola Tinubu, Governors

by Victor Ndubuisi

President-elect Bola Tinubu, Vice President-elect Kashim Shettima, and state governors have been summoned by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) to declare their assets by May 29.

In a conversation with journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, Dr. Mustapha Musa, the Special Assistant to CCB Chairman Prof. Mohammed Isah, reportedly made this claim.

By providing the asset declaration forms to every newly elected and re-elected public officers nationwide, according to Musa, the Bureau has done its bit. He did point out that some of the forms had not yet been received back.

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The CCB representative claimed that the constitution is crystal explicit regarding the repercussions for people who fail to return the form prior to being sworn in.


He said: “It is important for elected officers to comply with the provisions of the Constitution as it is part of the requirements for occupying or exiting a public office. As an agency of government, we have already done our work according to the constitutional mandate; we have issued assets declaration forms to the newly elected and returning public officers.

“But since asset declaration administration is a continuous process, we have started receiving some completed forms from some of them, while some are yet to return theirs. Though, from previous experience, we hardly have had any problem with elected public officers, they do fill and return their forms, but it is important we remind them of the need to comply with the provisions of the law.

“The constitution is clear on defaulters; hence they should declare before they are sworn in or they face the consequences.’’

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All elected public officials, appointed public officials, and civil personnel should make an effort to disclose their assets and adhere to all Bureau codes by May 29, according to Musa.

He added: “We always urge them to comply with the code of conduct as enshrined under the fifth schedule of the constitution of the country, not only asset declaration. They should comply with other codes, like the prohibition of bribery and corruption, abuse of power, among others because it is for the betterment of our country,

“When things get better, corruption will be defeated and we will have a country we will be proud of.”



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