The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), an anti-graft agency under the presidency has announced its decision to verify the N48 billion worth of assets declared by Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde.
Mr. Moses Atolagbe, the Director of the Oyo state office of the CCB, made this known on Wednesday while speaking to reporters in Ibadan.
He stated that the verification will commence as soon as relevant directives were given from the CCB headquarters
Atolagbe also added that assets of the officials of the last administration in the state would be verified.
He further informed that there were a few people in the last administration of the state who were yet to comply with the asset declaration.
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He said: “We have a few people that have not complied with the position of the law.
“They are very few in number; some of them are out of the country and others are based it on health ground.
“They have got in touch with the bureau and one of them showed up on Monday.
“We will just give them a little ample opportunity when they don’t comply they would be prosecuted.
“We have done that before, a former commissioner Oyo State in time past had been prosecuted for failure to comply.”
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Governor Makinde had earlier revealed his worth in both cash and properties by publishing his asset declaration document, which shows he has in excess of N48 billion.
The governor complied with Nigeria’s code of conduct law that mandates senior public office holders to file their asset details while assuming office and occasionally update.
The newly inaugurated governor made his assets worth public.