– The Code of Conduct Bureau has stated that all political office holders must declare their asset before the expiration of their terms in office
– The body stated that this was in line with the 1999 constitution as amended
The Code of Conduct Bureau CCB in Kano state has made a declaration to all outgoing and incoming political office holders in the state on the importance of declaring their asset.
According to the statement released by the CCB, the political holders must declare their asset before the expiration of their tenure in office.
This latest decision was disclosed in a statement signed by the Kano state Code of Conduct Bureau Director, Umar Salauwa.
The Director in his statement urged political office holders in their own interest to go to the Bureau’s office to pick up their assets declaration form and fill it as expected
He stated that this is in line with the 1999 constitution as amended.
Umar Salauwa in his statement said, “We want to remind all the outgoing elected and appointed political office holders in the state to come forward to the Bureau’s office to collect their assets declaration form.”
He added that failure to comply with the directives will amount to the breach of the law which would come with necessary sanctions against defaulting public office holders.
The Code of Conduct Bureau has been at the forefront this year especially in the case of the suspended Chief Judge of Nigeria CJN, Walter Onnoghen, who has now been convicted by the Code of Conduct Tribunal and has been ban from holding any public office for the next ten years.
Walter Onnoghen was charged over failure to disclosed his asset, he has however made moves to appeal to the ruling of the Code of Conduct Tribunal.