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Code Of Conduct Bureau Commences Assets Verification
The Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, has commenced its 2016 4th Quarter cycle of conference and field verification of assets of top public officers, and has sent out invitation letters to public officers concerned.
A statement signed by Chairman of the CCB, Sam Saba, read: “Pursuant to paragraph 11 of Part 1 of the 5th Schedule to the 1999 Constitution (as amended), every public officer is required to submit to the CCB a written declaration of all his properties, assets and liabilities and those of his/her spouse (if not a public officer) and his unmarried children under the age of eighteen years.
“Any statement in such declaration that is found to be false by any authority or person authorized in that behalf to verify it shall be deemed to be a breach of this Code.
“Accordingly, letters of invitation have been dispatched to Ministers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Service Chiefs and other top Public Officers.
The bureau has commended Nigeria’s Chief Of Army Staff, COAS, Tukur Buratai for his asset declaration, which has been certified to be accurate.
The CCB also praised several other public servants for declaring their assets accurately and within the time frame.
They include: Ibim Semenitari – Acting MD/CEO NDDC; Ibrahim Idris – Inspector General of Police; Boboye Oyeyemi – Corps Marshall FRSC; Amina Mohammed – Minister of Enviroment and Hope Ikrirko – Federal Commissioner, Civil Service Commission.
Others are; Anyim Pius Anyim – former SGF; Abdulrahman Dambazau – Minister of Interior; Zainab Ahmed Shamsuna – Minister of State, Budget & National Planning; Aisha Abubakar – Minister of State. Trade, Investment and Industry; Yakubu Mahmood – INEC Chairman: Julius Okojie – Former Executive Secretary NUC; and Adamu Adamu – Minister of Education.
Saba commended those public officers, who honoured the bureau’s invitations “promptly and submitted themselves for the exercise!”
He added that the assets verification exercise “is ongoing and is being carried out concurrently at the Federal, State and Local Government levels.
“At a satisfactory completion of the exercise, Public Officers are issued with certificate of Assets Conference Verification/Field Verification as the case maybe,” he stated.
The CCB boss warned that any public officer that ignored the invitation or whose declaration was found to contain false information would be liable for prosecution before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT.