Friday, 6 May 2016

President fails to make specific details of assets public

President fails to make
specific details of assets public



– The CCB has concluded the verification of
President Buhari, other government officials’
assets
– Buhari failed his promise to release the
comprehensive details of all of his assets
President Muhammadu Buhari has yet again
failed to fulfill his promise.
Buhari had said he would release full details
of his assets after verification of the listed
items by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).
The CCB has earlier said that it had since
completed the verification of the president’s
assets.
President Buhari and his vice Yemi Osinbajo
had on September 3, 2015, published only
some details of assets and liabilities.
According to the statement of presidential
media aide Garba Shehu the Nigerian leader
had N30 million in his bank account before
inauguration on May 29, while the vice
president had N94 million and $900,000.
The other assets of the president comprise
five houses in Kaduna, Daura, Kano and
Abuja; two undeveloped plots of land, one in
Kano and the other in Port Harcourt.
Firstly, the presidency had told Nigerians
that Buhari was awaiting confirmation of the
declared wealth by the CCT before going
public.
However, a week away from Buhari’s 100
days in office, amid mounting criticism, the
presidency and the ruling All Progressives
Congress rejected that the president made
any promise within his first 100 days in
office.




When the presidency at last published some
details of the assets, it assured Nigerians
that full discovery contained in the filed
documents would be made public
immediately after confirmation by the CCB.
“ As soon as the CCB is through with the
process, the documents will be released to the
Nigerian public and people can see for
themselves,” Buhari’s media aide had said.
But a statement by the Code of Conduct
Bureau on May 4 shows President Buhari
broke his promise.
“The bureau wishes to inform the general
public that it has since concluded the
verification of assets declared by those
mentioned in the said publication,” CCB said
in a statement by its head, press and
protocol, Mohammed Idris.