Asset Declaration: Fashola, Adeosun, Amaechi, 16 others yet to fully comply; CCB threatens arrests

Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun
Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun

The Code of Conduct Bureau says it may be forced to arrest and possibly prosecute at least 19 ministers and heads of agencies in the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government for non-compliance with procedures of declaring their assets.

The 19 federal government appointees, according to a statement issued by the CCB Chairman, Sam Saba, have so far not honoured invitations to appear before the Bureau to clear their asset declaration claims.

The bureau however praised some top officials of the Nigerian government like the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, and the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, for promptly complying with the asset declaration protocol within the stipulated time.

Photo credit: The Herald News Nigeria
Photo credit: The Herald News Nigeria

The CCB boss said the bureau has invited some serving ministers and heads of agencies among others over “issues” pertaining to their asset declaration requirements, but most of them have failed to respond.

The asset declaration defaulters, according to CCB include Kemi Adeosun (Finance Minister), Kayode Fayemi (Mine and Solid Minerals), Adebayo Shittu (Minister of Communication), Babatunde Fashola (Minister of Power, Works and Housing), Ibe Kachikwu (Minister of State Petroleum), Ogbonnaya Onu (Minister of Science and Technology).

Other defaulters are Mike Okiro (Chairman, Police Service Commission), Godwin Emefiele (CBN Governor), Abubakar Bawa Bwari (Minister of State Solid Minerals) and Rotimi Amaechi (Minister of Transport).

Still on the list of defaulters are Aisha Alhassan (Minister Women Affairs and Social Development); Solomon Dalung (Minister of Youths & Sports Development); Udo Udoma (Minister Budget and National Planning); Dan Ali Mansur (Minister of Defence); Ibrahim Usman Jibril (Minister of State, Environment); Suleiman Adamu (Minister of Water Resources and Rural Development), Lai Muhammed (Minister of Information) and Mustapha Baba Shehuri (Minister of State Power).

The CCB said it has also invited Claudius Daramola (Minister of State Niger Delta Affairs); Hadiza Usman (MD. Nigeria Ports Authority); Ahmed Kuru (MD/CEO AMCON); Isaac Adewole (Minister of Health); Okechukwu Enelamah (Minister of Trade Investment and Industry) and Geoffrey Onyema (Minister of Foreign Affairs).

Ibe Kachikwu Minister of State for Petroleum Photo: thisdaylive.com
Ibe Kachikwu
Minister of State for Petroleum
Photo: thisdaylive.com

“Pursuant to paragraph 11 of Part 1 of the 5th Schedule to the 1999 Constitution (as amended), every public officer is required to submit to the CCB a written declaration of all his properties, assets and liabilities and those of his/her spouse (if not a public officer) and his unmarried children under the age of eighteen years,” the bureau said.

“Any statement in such declaration that is found to be false by any authority or person authorized in that behalf to verify it shall be deemed to be a breach of this Code.

“To this end, the Bureau has commenced its 2016 4th Quarter cycle of conference and Field verifications of assets of top public officers.

“Accordingly, letters of invitation have been dispatched to Ministers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Service Chiefs and other top Public Officers.

Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi
Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi

“This exercise is ongoing and is being carried out concurrently at the Federal, State and Local Government levels.

“At a satisfactory completion of the exercise, Public Officers are issued with certificate of Assets Conference Verification/Field Verification as the case maybe.”

Other top public office holders that were also praised for not delaying the declaration of their assets include the acting MD/CEO Niger Delta Development Commission, Semenitari Mary –Gab Tamunoibim; Corps Marshall, Federal Road Safety Corp, Boboye Oyeyemi ); Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed and the Commissioner, Federal Civil Service Commission, Hope Odhuluma Ikrirko.

The CCB also hailed persons like the former SGF, Anyim Pius Anyim, Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, Minister Budget & National Planning, Zainab Ahmed Shamsuna, Minister Trade, Investment & Industry, Aisha Abubakar; INEC Chairman, Yakubu Mahmood; and Former Executive Secretary NUC, Julius A. Okojie; as well as the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu.

“CCB however, commends those public officers, who honoured its invitations promptly and submitted themselves for the exercise!”

More ministers, including the Attorney General of the Federation, had been sent letter of invitation by CCB, and it has not been confirmed if they would honour the invite when it comes to their turn to appear before the Bureau.


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  • elvis

    toothless agency

  • Abdullah Musa

    Saraki said he does not know his net worth.
    Is possible that those who defaulted also do not know the magnitude of their wealth.
    You cannot put Atlantic Ocean inside a tea cup.

    • hummm

      lol.You are hllarious

    • joe

      Good one :))

  • udemeobong

    When one person is so rich and even richer than a country, how on earth do you expect them to account for it? I mean, when many of their source of income are not even known by them, and into what and where they hide them are too many to remember, how then can they come out and say, this what and all I have??? They are not fools. Saraki did the mistake and now is fighting to save his, although in a Nigeria system, nothing will happend to him as the case has always be: The rich and powerful are above the law and the poor and downtrodden are under the law.

    • FEMI A

      Failed State. Many are thieves.

  • udemeobong

    In a country where the laws only bark aloud, but can´t bite, do you think anyone will take such law seriously? NEVER!!!
    This country needs total restructuring and renamed….I propose NAIJA as suitable. Nigeria for me is dead, negative, full of problems, can´t move forward, has no respect,…in fact, nothing works in this Nigeria. Check your fact file if you have another oppinion. I don´t believe in “God they”, cause our God is a universal ONE.

  • Romberg

    Buhari’s name has not been listed among those who have complied. I’d think he too has failed to live by example.

  • Höly Wähala

    This is the problem…
    “Paragraph 11 of Part 1 of the 5th Schedule to the 1999 Constitution (as amended), every public officer is required to submit to the CCB a written declaration of all his properties, assets and liabilities and those of his/her spouse (if not a public officer) and his unmarried children under the age of eighteen years,” – Nigerian Constitution

    The above excerp from the Constitution should have put a time limit from the time of confirmation as a Minister/Civil Servant for them to declare their assets or lose their portfolios, that is what a well articulated Constitution should have stipulated… if the above is all the framers of the Constitution said, then, those involved have too much lee-way to even divest their assets and/or hide some as Panama Papers have shown. That said, it is however, irresponsible of those still withholding their assets declaration forms, it doesn’t bode well and gives the clear impression that they have something to hide. They can’t be busier than the President and his Vice who have since declared their net worth, these ones must be the crooks everyone knows are walking free in Mr. Buhari’s Cabinet… Arrest all of them now instead of re-writing reminder letters. Nonsense!

  • khalil

    Buhari and Osinbajo have NOT declared PUBLICLY as they told the e-zombies they would.
    That should tell every right thinking person their wealth & assets are at variance with what they sold to the gullible.
    Hypocrites pretending to be what they are not.
    Mtcheuw!

  • humm

    Bunch of fraudsters. I regret supporting this useless ppl in APC. 2019 cannt arrive fast enough, but then we will still have to contend with the same garbage called politicians that will repackage themselves as a new party.

  • joe

    The whole country is slowly becoming a sad joke. This is nothing but a charade. What is the point of “arresting” and “prosecuting” more people, when we already know the CCB (or nigerian judicial system or any of these anti-corruption contraptions) is in no position to prosecute any high-level corruption case successfully (see CCB Vs Saraki) . The whole country is one big, shameful joke!

  • Lolo

    LET US BE SERIOUS FOR ONCE IN NIGERIA, PLEASE!

    ROGUES AND THIEVES CANNOT MAKE FULL DISCLOSURES.

    IT’s EITHER YOU WAIVE DISCLOSURE OR YOU ARREST AT ONCE.

  • mayGodpunishopressors

    The CCB or the legislators should create a bill or an act that states that before ANY minister designate is confirmed by the senate, s/he must be cleared by the CCB. This is easy to handle.

    • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

      it does exist already. However the problem is there is no designated date or time for the CCB exercise. They CCB just on their own at some point in the year write letters and send out requesting an official to show up for screening. which sometimes the officials miss because letters arrive a day or two to appointment date, or when they are not available. such disorganised behaviours are caused because it takes long due to the poor long government administrative system. They should fix a permanent date for the CCB screening and create a system that links everyone to their business at CAC. Banks, NGO’s, The amount spent on paper for letters and forms for official CCB screening alone is enough for good hospitals. Online declaration and then CCB internal investigation of every claims in forms and compare to CAC records and BVN transactions. Its a few servers and interface points. saves time and money.

    • Sanssouci

      As u r coming to the senate for screening, senators already have a copy of ur assets declaration, it doesnt take 10 years to fill out such a form am sure even dangote can be over with in 1 week. The solutions to most problems are very simple it is always an issue of political will to implement and enforce

  • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

    Ok. If people do wrong, why are you threatening them with arrest? When you committing a crime on the street do the cops threaten you to stop with an arrest or they just arrest your ass? and that definitely has put a stop to your crime. Another trial by media again…

    • “Oga” may not be happy if they were arrested.

  • thusspokez

    Asset Declaration: Fashola, Adeosun, Amaechi, 16 others yet to fully comply; CCB threatens arrests

    Who is the CCB complaining to? Obviously to itself! These institutions are the main reasons, corruption continues to flourish in Nigeria; and lawlessness in the country .

    The CCB has all the constitutional backings it needs to carry out its job without fear, intimidation, favouritism etc., and yet it chose not to do so. In the US, we saw how the FBI, even in at the most inconvenient time, still carried on its job with regard to Hillary Clinton.

    Further, the first-class embezzler and criminal Amaechi should have been cautioned (if not arrested) by the SSS following his incitement to violence in the Rivers state election.

  • I’ll be dann….. You guys could send DSS at night to raid judges homes. FFK has been locked up twice. Buhari has locked up Dasuki for over one yr and threw away the keys. Meanwhile, Buhari’s political prostitutes that looted the States treasury to finance his presidential campaign are parading the corridors of power. I’ll be dann.

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