The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP has called on President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo to publish their asset declaration forms immediately.
In a series of tweets by SERAP, both the President and his Vice were charged to follow the example of the deputy governor Kebbi state, Yombe Dabai Samaila, who declared his assets.
It was gathered that Samaila in response to SERAP’s suit forwarded his asset declaration form which was sworn before the High Court of Justice, Bikebbi.
The form shows that the deputy governor declared the following assets, landed property and cash in banks, valued at N353,136,378.56, from which he receives N61,500,000.00 as income yearly.
Part of the tweet reads “We’ve asked President Buhari and Vice-President Osinbajo to follow the good example of Mr Yombe Samaila, deputy governor Kebbi state, by immediately publishing their assets. Mr Samaila had last week forwarded his asset declaration form to SERAP, in response to our suit.”
According to SERAP, both Buhari and Osinbajo should stand up for transparency by public officers and show leadership by publishing their assets immediately just as Samaila has done.
SERAP explained that the declaration would serve as a sign of their oft-repeated principled stand on transparency and accountability in the management of Nigeria’s resources.