Declared assets of President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will be made public as soon as the Code of Conduct Bureau complete the verification of the document.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mal. Garba Shehu announced this in a statement on behalf of the President on Saturday, and said that “the duly completed forms by both the President and the Vice President were submitted to the CCB on March 28th, a clear day ahead of their inauguration.”
The President’s Senior Special Assistant is responding speculations that the President and Vice may not be fulfilling that aspect of their campaign promise to publicly declare their assets.
According to the statement, “As required by law, the declaration and submission of documents to the CCB have been made, but there still remains the aspect of verification which the Bureau will have to conduct to authenticate the submissions made to it.
“In the circumstances, it is only after this verification exercise, and not before, that the declaration can be said to have been made and validated; and only after this, will the details be released to the public.
“There is no question at all that the President and the Vice President are committed to public declaration of their assets within the 100 days that they pledged during the presidential campaign.
“The President and the Vice President wish to thank Nigerians for their show of concern, and for the confidence they have shown in their leaders’ integrity, as evidenced by the high pedestal of uprightness and expectations on which they have placed them.” Mallam Shehu said.