by Musa Abdullahi
The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo have declared their assets, as required by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Just like the immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan and Namadi Sambo, their asset isn’t made public, NewsWireNGR recalls that late President Umaru Musa Yar’adua had publicly declared his assets on assumption of office.
A statement signed by Garba Shehu, head, President Muhammadu Buhari Media Team Aso Rock Villa Abuja on Saturday said “the Code of Conduct Bureau on Friday acknowledged the submission of President Buhari’s and Vice President Osinbajo’s assets declaration form submitted separately on May 28, and signed for by the organisation’s Chairman, Sam Saba. President Buhari’s Declarant ID was given as: ‘President: 000001/2015?.
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, 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 campaign promises.
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.