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Buhari, Osinbajo’s Assets To Be Made Public – Presidency

Posted: Jun 6, 2015 at 7:36 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Chesa Chesa, Abuja

The furore over the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB)’s decision not to make the assets of Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, and his Vice, Yemi Osinbajo, public may soon be doused, as the presidency has said it is set to make the details of their assets as declared by them public.

The Presidency, in a statement by Buhari’s Senior Special Adviser, Media, Garba Shehu, disclosed that the assets declaration details of the highest ranking public officers in Nigeria would be released to the public upon the completion of their verification by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).

“It is hoped that this process will be completed before the expiry of the 100-day deadline within which they said they would do this,” Shehu stated.

He said the clarification was warranted by the need to clarify the insinuation that the duo do not plan to publicly declare their assets as contained in their declaration forms submitted to the CCB on March 28, the eve of their inauguration.

“While such public display of concern is appreciated and valued, it must be said that it is a little precipitate.

?”As required by law, the declaration and submission of documents to the CCB have been made, but there still remains the aspect of verification which the Bureau will have to conduct to authenticate the submissions made to it.

“In the circumstances, it is only after this verification exercise, and not before, that the declaration can be said to have been made and validated; and only after this, will the details be released to the public.

?”There is no question at all that the President and the Vice President are committed to public declaration of their assets within the 100 days that they pledged during the presidential campaign.

?”The President and the Vice President wish to thank Nigerians for their show of concern, and for the confidence they have shown in their leaders’ integrity, as evidenced by the high pedestal of uprightness and expectations on which they have placed them”, Shehu added.