The Code of Conduct Bureau has embarked on a ten-week verification exercise of all top government functionaries and political office holders within Nigeria. Some of these include Commissioners, State House of Assembly Members, Special Advisers, Head of Agencies, Judges amongst others.
The Ag. Chairman, Barr. Murtala Aliyu Kankia noted that the exercise was done in fulfilment of the mandate of the Bureau as enshrined in the 3rd Scheduled Part 1, 3 (b) to the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.
He expressed satisfaction with the response of the participants at the exercise as well as the turnout to various verification locations. The verification exercise is a conference verification where the declarants present documents to prove ownership of assets. This is aimed at ensuring that the content of assets declaration forms are genuine and authentic. So far, over 400 participants have been verified.
The Ag. Chairman charge the CCB officers to be diligent, transparent and professional in the discharge of their duties.