President Muhammadu Buhari has tasked the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) to keep his filled assets declaration forms safe so that those facing corruption charges now will be able to come after him in 2023 when he leaves power.
Buhari stated this on Monday in Abuja when he and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo received fresh assets declaration forms at the Presidential Villa, Abuja presented to them by hand by the CCB Chairman, Prof Mohammed Isa.
Buhari who expressed his happiness that the CCB team came to perform their constitutional role assured that he will quickly fill the form and dispatched it back to the CCB.
“Please, make sure you keep it safe because there are people who believed they shouldn’t be questioned which they are being questioned and some of them are already in trouble.
“I expect them to fight back and this is one of the instruments. So I hope you will keep it,” he added.
The President, who stated that he is holding a meeting with the group for the first time since their appointment thanked them for accepting the appointment and serving public servants their forms which must be filled constitutionally before another term in their respective offices.
“I think we cannot overemphasise the importance of your office because Nigerians are notorious for cutting shortcuts in serving and account public responsibilities and we are trying to impress our nation and the world that this administration is based on accountability.
“It is only institutions like you that will bail us out from the efforts that we have been making to make sure that people in public office do not abuse that public office and that those who come in and those that are leaving certain positions make sure that they hold the integrity of the office and of the country generally,” he stated.
The CCB Chairman thanked the president for the opportunity given to serve the nation and assured him that the team will do their work with every sense of honesty.