Overwhelmed by the new anti-corruption agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari, the 36 state governors have rushed to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) to declare their assets as prescribed by law.
It was learnt last night that the CCB is expecting all the governors to close down their foreign accounts. The bureau has immediately started investigation of the claims in the assets declaration forms of the governors.
An advisory has gone to the governors and their deputies in line with the Fifth Schedule, Part 1 on Code of Conduct for Public Officers.
According to findings by The Nation, the 36 governors have declared and submitted their assets forms.
The response was said to be “unprecedented” by a source in the CCB despite the fact that the governors have up to three months to do so.
A reliable source in the CCB said: “From our compilation so far, all the governors have declared their assets. This is the first time we are experiencing full compliance by the governors because of the anti-corruption policy of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Some of them are worth billions of naira in their declaration forms.”