Jonathan has declared his assets_has no Case to Answer_Sam Saba_the Chair (CCB)

7 years ago by: Tony Ladipo
(m) at 26-09-2012 08:26PM (7 years ago)

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Goodluck Jonathan has declared his assets and has no case to answer, Dr Sam Saba, the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB)...


Sam Saba

Saba spoke through Alhaji Ibrahim Manzo,
the Federal Commissioner representing North West
in the Bureau, who represented him at a
Compliance Training Workshop for Public officers on
Wednesday in Abuja
Abuja
September 26, 2012

President Goodluck Jonathan has declared his assets and has no case to answer, Dr Sam Saba, the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), has said. “As far as we are concerned, Mr President has declared his assets, though not publicly. There is no law that says that you should declare your assets publicly; it simply states that you should declare your assets. “What is important is that he has declared his assets and when we go through his form and we discover any area that is questionable, then we will take him to court,” he said. He said the Bureau was doing its bit , but that the public was not doing its own part by refusing to blow the whistle on defaulters, Saba, who noted that the fight against corruption is the collective responsibility of all patriotic Nigerians, said Nigerians should wake up to the task.

Goodluck Jonathan
He said the aim of the training was to sensitise public officers to the importance of assets declaration and what was required of them while filling the form. “If they know what they are being asked and how to answer correctly, it will lessen our work and reduce the burden of taking people to court for non-compliance,” he said. He said that education was the key to understanding any issue, and that the Bureau organised the enlightenment programme in the hope that the National Universities Commission (NUC) would help in sending the message across through education.

Prof. Julius Okojie, the Executive Secretary of the NUC, said the bane of corruption in the country was lack of provision of basic necessities of life and lack of knowledge of basic societal norms. Okojie said that an individual’s behavioural pattern was determined by the society because “what the society defines as right, is what the people follow’’.
“We know that there are issues, but we must endeavour to be on the side of truth. When we learn to be honest and stand on the side of truth, this country will be better for all of us.’’

Alhaji Kabir Mashi, the Acting Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service , described the compliance programme as “a very good and noble development”, adding that with interaction, there would always be a better understanding of critical issues. Mashi, who said the programme would help in understanding the Bureau, gave the assurance that FIRS would ensure compliance with the Bureau’s requirements.




papadip (m) at 26-09-2012 08:35PM
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Complete hogwash…!!!
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papadip (m) at 26-09-2012 11:10PM
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.....a failed banana republic where a president declares his asset yet it is not made public.........by royck

........ culled from Vanguard
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papadip (m) at 27-09-2012 06:11AM
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The president has failed to show leadership. What is he hiding from 160 million Nigerians? What is at stake? He is a public servant he should demonstrate transparency and accountability. He has insulted the intelligence of everyone…..

Shame…!!! Shame…!!! Shame…!!!   
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