New Government Has Requested Jonathan, Sambo Others To Declare Their Asset in 30 Days

Published 4 years ago by: Daniel Bosai
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at 08:10 PM, 24/05/2015 (4 years ago)

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With five days to the end of President Goodluck Jonathan’s tenure, the President, Vice-President Namadi Sambo, 29 governors and 42 ministers have been asked by the Code of Conduct Bureau to declare their assets, SUNDAY PUNCH authoritatively reports.



Also on the list of public officials who must declare their assets before leaving office are the country’s 109 senators and 360 members of the House of Representatives.

The bureau, last week, issued the Completed Assets Declaration Forms to them with a 30-day deadline to return the completed forms. The deadline countdown starts from the day of the receipt of
the forms.

Apart from the outgoing government officials, the forms have also been made available to incoming public officers, particularly members of the states and National Assembly.

The officers that will be assuming office in the incoming dispensation also have to return the completed forms within 30 days of receiving it.

The CCB, in an advertorial by its Acting Secretary, Kolade Omoyola, in some newspapers last Tuesday, had reminded

    “political office holders to declare their assets on assumption and vacation of office in accordance with Paragraph II of the 5th Schedule of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.”

According to the law quoted by the CCB, failure of a public officer to declare his or her assets in line with law:

    “shall attract on conviction any or all of the following: (a) Removal from office (b) Disqualification from holding any public office, (c) Forfeiture to the state any property acquired in abuse of office or dishonesty.”

Jonathan had, last year, rejected calls on public office holders to declare their assets openly, before and after office. According to the President, public declaration of assets is “playing to the gallery.”

The President said this during his third presidential media chat in Aso Villa, Abuja. The President emphasised that no amount of pressure would make him declare what he owned. He argued that making his assets public knowledge would not change the economy or solve the challenges in the security, power and agriculture sectors.

He added that as Vice-President to the late President Musa Yar’Adua, he declared his assets then because Yar’Adua forced him to. Yar’Adua is the only Nigerian President known to have declared his assets.

SUNDAY PUNCH further gathered that so far, only seven senators and 40 House of Representatives members in the outgoing 7th National Assembly have submitted their forms to the bureau as required of them under the law.

Their correspondent also learnt that two of the 42 ministers have also completed and submitted their forms.

It could not be confirmed on Friday whether President Jonathan, Sambo and the governors had submitted their completed forms.

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SOGaiya at 09:34 PM, 24/05/2015 (4 years ago)
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okay waiting further
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bamilok2008 at 10:02 PM, 24/05/2015 (4 years ago)
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They should clear their assets.
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Nyakinic at 10:48 PM, 24/05/2015 (4 years ago)
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hope so
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PoliticxGuru at 11:34 PM, 24/05/2015 (4 years ago)
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I dey wait
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chealseafc at 12:42 AM, 25/05/2015 (4 years ago)
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i wish buhari will concentrate on the problem facing the country, rather than prosecuting the past government.
but if it must be done, then lets start from OBJ.
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showskill at 01:45 AM, 25/05/2015 (4 years ago)
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Quote from: chealseafc on 12:42 AM, 25/05/2015
i wish buhari will concentrate on the problem facing the country, rather than prosecuting the past government.
but if it must be done, then lets start from OBJ.

But let asked u particular,what's OBJ did u n ur tribe cos dis man is only oldest man dat still hold dat country so give him respect as ur respect ur father ok
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dennis_005 at 01:48 AM, 25/05/2015 (4 years ago)
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Gobe 7 private Jets
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Belljoe at 04:23 AM, 25/05/2015 (4 years ago)
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The new govt should just continue and stop this fight with old govt officials it will bring a war to the country for no reason.
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chimak at 05:41 AM, 25/05/2015 (4 years ago)
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SO YOU EXPECT THEM TO START WITH NOTHING HU AND YOU GUYS WILL START COMPLAINING ABOUT WHAT HAS NOT BEEN DONE NOT CONSIDERING THE FUND INVOLVED TO GET THINGS DONE
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roberttexas at 06:22 AM, 25/05/2015 (4 years ago)
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How and what should they continue with?why all of you can't be reasonable for once?declaration must start from one person and further more .It's only when it end on one particular entity that you guy should start mentioning names because many are involved. With little or more recovered can go a long way to the progress of we all. Think my fellow Nigerians and stop patronizing political parties, friend,relatives and tribalism
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Wysetots at 07:17 AM, 25/05/2015 (4 years ago)
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I hope Diezani is No 1 on the list of ministers......hope PEJ got a form too.
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mensch at 08:07 AM, 25/05/2015 (4 years ago)
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that is the right way to go about corruption candidates.

they should all declare their assets.
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Amibomatc at 08:36 AM, 25/05/2015 (4 years ago)
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OBJ. The (Chimp) should be the first on the list, period.
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echeeche at 09:42 AM, 25/05/2015 (4 years ago)
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ok
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Sheree at 09:46 AM, 25/05/2015 (4 years ago)
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Quote from: Belljoe on 04:23 AM, 25/05/2015
The new govt should just continue and stop this fight with old govt officials it will bring a war to the country for no reason.

Continue with what? No one is demanding for the impossible. They should simply submit their hand over note and declare their assets. Someone has to start from somewhere otherwise, we will continue in this mess.
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winace at 10:20 AM, 25/05/2015 (4 years ago)
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Its only d late Yar dua dat has declare his asset cus he was an honest man. Obasanjo, Jonathan and grandpa Buhari, I don't trust them.
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Bblessd at 10:31 AM, 25/05/2015 (4 years ago)
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ARANT NONSENCE
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Oways at 11:42 AM, 25/05/2015 (4 years ago)
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See gbege
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beneno at 05:01 PM, 25/05/2015 (4 years ago)
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oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh
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