The Code of Conduct Bureau has ordered the President-elect, his Vice President, and all state governors-elect to report their holdings by May 29.
Mustapha Musa, Special Assistant to CCB Chairman Mohammed Isah, issued the directive while dealing with journalists in Abuja. He stated that the CCB had already given asset declaration forms to all newly elected and re-elected public officers in Nigeria, and that there would be consequences if they did not comply.
Musa stated that asset declaration is one of the requirements for holding or leaving public office.
“As an agency of government, we have already done our work according to the constitutional mandate; we have issued assets declaration forms to the newly elected and returning public officers “But since asset declaration administration is a continuous process, we have started receiving some completed forms from some of them while some are yet to return theirs. “The constitution is clear on defaulters; hence they should declare before they are sworn in or they face the consequences.”