Governors Don't Want To Declare Their Assets- Code of Conduct Bureau

The Chairman for Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), Mr Sam Saba said governors are not ready to declare their assets after one month of assuming office.

Sam told News Agency in Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that the bureau had no problem with members of the National Assembly over assets declaration.

“let me say that we really don’t have problem with members of the National Assembly as far as assets declaration is concerned” he added.

Sam also said “Also, the president and the vice-president declared their assets before they took oath of office in compliance with schedule seven of the constitution.

“The people we are having problem with now are some governors, but I cannot be categorical in terms of statistics except I confirm.”

Sam said governors are not supposed to start work until they declare their assets.

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According to him, “It is provided in Section 185 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.

“It reads that; a person elected to the office of a governor of a state shall not begin to perform the function of that office until he has declared his assets and liabilities.”

Sam said some governors took over office without declaring their assets because of ignorance.

“It is not like they are not willing to declare, but because of the erroneous impression that they have up to three months within which to declare their assets and liabilities.

“But the issue is that they are supposed to have declared before being sworn in as governors.” he said.

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