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DEMOCRACY: Declare your assets like Buhari, group urges Saraki

LEGISREPORTS NG – Senate president Bukola Saraki has been urged to follow the example of President Muhammadu Buhari by declaring his assets publicly.

A civil society group, Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL) gave the charge in a report by the Punch newspaper.

Chairman of CACOL, Mr. Debo Adeniran said  this was necessary as a way of enthroning transparency among public officials.

He said: “Specifically, the principal officers of the National Assembly must declare their assets starting from the Senate President.

“All ministers and those who will work directly with the President such as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and the President’s Chief of Staff must also declare their assets publicly.

“That is how we will know that they have clean hands. Otherwise, they will become conduit pipes through which money will be siphoned from the public purse. Without such declaration, nobody knows how much they might have made after leaving office.”

“We want to know how much they are worth and have a benchmark with which we would measure what they would declare at the end of their tenure. Their spouses, children and siblings should also declare their assets since they enjoy whatever must have been received by the public officials.”

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