The Code of Conduct Bureau says it may be forced to arrest and possibly prosecute at least nineteen ministers and heads of agencies in the President MUHAMMADU BUHARI’s administration 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 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 include Minister of Finance, KEMI ADEOSUN, ADEBAYO SHITTU, Minister of Communication, Minister of Power, Works and Housing BABATUNDE FASHOLA, and IBE KACHIKWU, Minister of State Petroleum.
The bureau however praised some top officials administration 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.