CSO wants incoming leaders to obey laws on assets declaration.

Ahead of the May twenty-nine inauguration of a new administration, a Civil Society Organisation (CSO), Fixing The Future, has called on President-elect, Bola Tinubu, his deputy, Kashim Shettima, Governors and other public officials to declare their assets.

The Executive Director, Stanley Ekpa, addressing journalists in Abuja said the demand followed findings that public officials only declare their personal assets and exclude those belonging to members of their households in contravention of existing law.

Mr. Ekpa equally advised politicians to comply with the extant law on asset declaration and declare assets of their spouses and unmarried children under the age of twenty-one as prescribed by the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act.

He regretted that about ninety-four percent of public office holders do not comply with Section 15 (1) (c) of the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act on full disclosure of assets and liabilities.

According to him, unless the nation’s asset declaration and declared asset verification system is made efficient, contract and procurement corruption would not abate.