The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) has called on President-elect, Bola Tinubu, his Vice, Kashim Shettima, and state governors to declare their assets before they are inaugurated on May 29.
The special assistant to CCB Chairman, Mustapha Musa, unveiled this information in a recent media interaction in Abuja.
He stated that the asset declaration forms had been distributed to all incoming and re-elected public officials in the country.
Musa also emphasized that there could be repercussions for non-compliance.
According to Musa, the declaration of assets is a fundamental requirement for both entering and exiting public office.
He said: “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.
“The constitution is clear on defaulters; hence they should declare before they are sworn in or they face the consequences.”
Tinubu is expected to take over from President Muhammadu Buhari on the 29th of May, 2023, while Yemi Osinbajo also hands over to Shettima as the Vice President of Nigeria.
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