...By Lola Smith for TDPel Media.
The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) has made a request to President-elect Bola Tinubu, his Vice, Kashim Shettima, and the state governors to declare their assets before their inauguration on May 29.
This information was revealed by Mustapha Musa, the special assistant to the Chairman of the CCB, during a recent media interaction held in Abuja.
Asset declaration forms have been distributed to all incoming and re-elected public officials across the country, as highlighted by Musa.
He also stressed that failure to comply with this requirement could have consequences.
According to Musa, declaring assets is a crucial obligation for individuals entering or leaving public office.
Musa stated, “As an agency of the government, we have fulfilled our constitutional mandate by issuing asset declaration forms to newly elected and returning public officers.
However, as asset declaration is an ongoing process, we have already begun to receive completed forms from some individuals, while others are yet to submit theirs.
The consequences for non-compliance are clearly stated in the constitution, so they should declare their assets before being sworn in.”
In line with the scheduled transition, Bola Tinubu is expected to assume the presidency from President Muhammadu Buhari on May 29, 2023, while Kashim Shettima will take over as the Vice President of Nigeria from Yemi Osinbajo.