by Deji Abiodun
The Code of Conduct Bureau has made Assets Declaration Forms available to President Goodluck Jonathan, ministers and political office holders.
Also, all newly-elected governors, National Assembly and State Houses of Assembly members have been directed to obtain assets declaration forms.
It, however, said after the submission of the forms, its officers will move round nationwide to verify the claims of political office holders.
According to a notice by the Secretary to the bureau, Mr. Kolade Omoyola, the filling of assets declaration forms is in line with the 5th Schedule to the 1999 Constitution.
The terse notice reads in part: “The Code of Conduct Bureau wishes to remind all 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.
“Assets declaration forms are available for collection at the Code of Conduct Bureau. Please note that the declaration of assets does not end with the submission of forms only as the Bureau would verify such declarations for further necessary action.”