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Buhari signs asset declaration form

President Buhari signing CCB asset declaration form. Photo: State House

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that out-going officials, elected and appointed must collect assets declaration form, fill and return it.

The President gave the directive in Abuja after he collected the form from the Chairman, Code of Conduct Bureau, Professor Isah Mohammed, saying no one is exempted from the constitutional duty of asset declaration.

He explained that his strict adherence to the constitutional requirement of assets declaration before and after taking office was aimed at strengthening best practices, raising moral standards in Public Service, helping to build integrity, and combating corruption.

“I signed, collected, and acknowledged receiving my form. From here, I will ask my bank Manager in Kaduna to show me what has gone in and out of my account. Nobody is excluded from declaring their assets. I expected everyone from the Vice President downwards to follow the system”, he said.

Professor Mohammed said compliance by the President in the last eight years and the support he had given to the Bureau had enabled it to achieve 99 percent compliance by elected and appointed officials.

He also acknowledged the support of the President in the achievement of the digitisation of its services and operations, thereby helping the organisation to open investigation of cases with greater efficiency.

Reporting by Abdullah Bello; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu