CCB gives President Buhari, Osinbajo ultimatum to declare asset


President Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, have been given up till May 28 to submit their end of tenure asset declaration forms to the Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB.

Governors and other public officers will also keep the same date.

Chief Press Officer of the CCB, Charity Utok, in a statement said the deadline became necessary as their tenure (first or second) in office end on May 29.

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She said other public officers, mainly members of the outgoing 8th National Assembly, who were inaugurated on June 9, 2015, have up till June 8, 2019, a few hours to the expiration of their tenure to declare their assets.

By virtue of the constitutional provision those expected to declare their assets by virtue of the constitutional provision are the President, Vice-President, President and Deputy President of the Senate, Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives and Speakers and Deputy Speakers of state Houses of Assembly and all members of legislative houses.

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Also Governors and Deputy Governors, the Attorney General of the Federation and Attorney General of each state, ministers, commissioners and Secretary to the Government of the Federation are expected to declare their asset.

Paragraph 11 of the Part 1 to the Fifth Schedule to the constitution compels public officers to declare their assets to the CCB “immediately after taking office and thereafter at the end of every four years.

“The public officers are obliged to submit to the Code of Conduct Bureau a written declaration of all his properties, assets, and liabilities and those of his unmarried children under the age of eighteen years.”

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Utok added the incoming political office holders were given up to three months to make their declarations to the CCB, while the outgoing ones must do so as soon as they “step out” of office

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