The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has received the Declaration of Assets Form from the Chairman, Code of Conduct Bureau, Prof. Isah Mohammed.
The Declaration of Assets Form was presented to the President at the presidential villa in Abuja, on Friday.
The form is a constitutional requirement for public office holders to declare their assets when they take up the office and when they are exiting the office.
Buhari also directed that all outgoing officials, elected and appointed, from the Vice President downward, must collect the assets declaration form, fill and return it as he has done.
Speaking upon collecting his form, Buhari said no one is excluded from the constitutional duty of asset declaration.
He said that his strict adherence to the constitutional requirement of asset declaration before and after taking office is aimed at strengthening best practices, raising moral standards in public service, helping to build integrity and combating corruption.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement issued on Friday.
Buhari was quoted saying, “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 expected everyone from the Vice President downwards to follow the system.”
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