….. By why didn’t they declare it publicly so Nigerians can watch them
do that on TV?
President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo
have declared their assets in line with provisions of the Constitution
of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
This was contained in a statement issued on Saturday by Buhari’s Head
of Media Team, Garba Shehu.
The statement said that the Code of Conduct Bureau on Friday
acknowledged the submission of the two leaders’ assets declaration
The forms, the statement said, were submitted separately on May 28 and
signed for by the organisation’s Chairman, Sam Saba.
It said: “President Buhari’s Declarant ID was given as: ‘President:
“The Nigerian Constitution states in Chapter VI Section 140, that a
person elected to the office of President shall not begin to perform the
functions of that office until he has declared his assets and liabilities as
prescribed in the Constitution.”
By declaring their assets, the statement said that President Buhari and
Vice President Osinbajo may have not only fulfilled the requirements of
the Nigerian Constitution, but also fulfilled the first of their many
It noted that while seeking election into the highest office in the land, the
President had promised Nigerians that he would publicly declare his
assets as soon as he took over government.