22 days before the inauguration of the president, the Code of Conduct Bureau has said that the elected president, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and his deputy, Kashim Shettima and other 28 elected governors must declare their assets before May 29.
Other officials including elected Senators and Representatives are expected to disclose their assets before the June 5th swearing in.
Mrs Veronica Kato spokeswoman of CCB told PUNCH in Abuja that the disclosure of assets is part of the swearing in process, according to law.
She said several elected officials have begun collecting assets form at the National Government offices and they are expected to submit copies to the agency before swearing in.
Leaving agents including the Presidential Executive, 28 state governors and ministers, national and state legislators and local governments will receive forms to declare assets as per the 1999 constitution.
Up till now there is no confirmation whether president, Muhammadu Buhari and his deputy Professor Yemi Osinbajo and other government officials have disclosed their assets to leave office as per law.
The agency warned that any officers who fail to declare their assets will not be sworn in, stating that the assets are part of the process of swearing in.
“But one thing is certain; no official will be sworn in without filling out a form to declare his assets.” That’s what’s in our constitution. Before sworn in by any elected official, they must present a form to disclose their assets.
“It is part of the requirements of the oath ceremony the constitution of Nigeria has stated that all government officials will declare their assets and rights at the end of their term of office.