“A person elected to the office of the Governor of a State shall not begin to perform the functions of that until he has declared his assets and liabilities as prescribed in the Constitution and has subsequently taken and subscribed the Oath of Allegiance and oath of office prescribed in the Seventh Schedule to this Constitution”– Section 185(1) of the Nigerian Constitution.
On Monday, May 29, 28 democratically elected governors, 10 of whom were re-elected for a second term, would be inaugurated.
Of the 28, only five have publicly announced the submission of their asset declaration forms to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), in compliance with Section 185(1) of the Constitution.
Below are the governors-elect that have submitted their asset declaration forms:
1. Peter Mbah Enugu
2. Abba Yusuf, Kano State
3. Nasir Idris, Kebbi State
4. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos State
5. Seyi Makinde, Oyo State
All public officers, whether elected, appointed, recruited, or contracted, are required to obtain, fill and submit asset declaration forms every four years, at the start and end of their tenures.
Assets and liabilities expected to be declared include those of spouses and children under the age of 18 who are not public officers.
The asset declaration forms are to be submitted to the CCB within 30 days of receiving them.
Editor’s note: This table will be updated as more governors declare their assets.