CCB Threatens To Arrest Fashola, Adeosun, Amaechi, Others Over…


The Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, 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, Premium Times reports.

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It would be recalled the CCB had in September invited former governors, ministers and top serving public officers currently serving both at the federal, state and local government levels in the present administration to submit themselves for field verification of the assets they had declared.

Babatunde Fashola
Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola

But according to a statement issued by the CCB Chairman, Sam Saba, yesterday, some of the Federal Government appointees, have so far not honoured the invitations to appear before the Bureau to clear their asset declaration claims.

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Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun

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)

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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.

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