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President Buhari, VP Osinbajo Declare Assets

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By Samuel Ogundipe

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo have declared their assets to fulfill a key requirement of the Constitution, the administration’s media office said on Saturday.

In a statement issued by Garba Shehu, the admin’s head of media, the Code of Conduct Bureau has acknowledged receipt of the assets declaration form of the Number One and Number Two citizens on Friday.

“President Buhari’s Declarant ID was given as: ‘President: 000001/2015.”

The signing of the assets declaration document was done by the chairman of the bureau, Mr. Sam Baba.

The net worth of the two elected officials who assumed office on Friday has not yet been publicly published, but many analysts said they expect more details about the declaration soon.

Declaration of assets is a constitutional requirement as spelt out in Chapter VI, Section 140 of the 1999 Constitution: “A person elected to the office of President shall not begin to perform the functions of that office until he has declared his assets and liabilities.”

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