Why Aso Rock begins probe of Gov. Makinde’s N48bn declaration


The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), under the APC government, will be verifying the N48 billion worth of assets Oyo PDP Gov. Seyi Makinde declared and published early in the week.

Makinde had earlier declared personal assets worth N48bn, and he went further to publish the details.

The Director, Oyo state office of CCB, Mr. Moses Atolagbe, stated that the verification will commence as soon as relevant directives were given from the CCB headquarters.

Many believe while Makinde is grandstanding as an honest politicians with such vast wealth, the CCB too is trying appear pro-active.

Going by the CCB Act, neither the declaration nor the verification, however,requires all the fanfare the rookie governor and the CCB are giving them.

Atolagbe also said assets of the officials of the last administration in the state would be verified.

He added that there were a few people in the last administration of the state who were yet to comply with asset declaration.

He said: “We have a few people that have not complied with the position of the law.

“They are very few in number; some of them are out of the country and others are based it on health ground.

“They have got in touch with the bureau and one of them showed up on Monday.

“We will just give them a little ample opportunity when they don’t comply they would be prosecuted.

“We have done that before, a former commissioner Oyo State in time past had been prosecuted for failure to comply.”