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Buhari orders outgoing government officials to declare assets



President Muhammadu Buhari has directed all officials of the outgoing administration to declare their assets.

The president, according to a statement issued by his Senior Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, gave the directive after he collected the asset declaration form from the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), Isa Mohammed, on Friday in Abuja.

He stressed that no one was excluded from the assets declaration.

Buhari said his strict adherence to the constitutional requirement of assets declaration before and after taking office was aimed at strengthening best practices in the country.

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The president said: “I signed, collected, and acknowledged receiving my form. From here, I will ask my bank manager in Kaduna to show me what has gone in and out of my account.

“Nobody is excluded from declaring their assets. I expect everyone from the Vice-President downwards to follow the system.”

He pointed out that asset declaration raises moral standards in public service and helps to check corruption.

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