Immediate past governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi has declared his assets to the Code of Conduct Bureau after serving for eight years.
The declaration now creates an avenue for interested parties and authorities to assess his assets and liabilities based on what he declared before assuming office in 2011 and his earnings through out the period he served as the state’s number one man.
Ajimobi is not alone in the declaration. The Director, Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) in Oyo State, Mr Bisi Atolagbe, was quoted as sayimg on Friday that about 80 per cent of the political functionaries in the state whose tenure expired on May 29, have submitted their asset declaration forms to the bureau.
He said that the immediate past Deputy Governor, Moses Adeyemo and immediate past Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Olalekan Alli are amomg top officials of the Ajimobi administration that have submitted thier assets declaration form.
Atolagbe however pointed out that the public officers have up to three weeks after the expiration of their tenures to submit the form as stipulated in the code.
He also confirmed that Governor Seyi Makinde and his deputy, Rauf Olaniyan, submitted their asset declaration form on May 27 in accordance with the code which says elected officials must declare their assets before assuming office.
The code stipulates that all public officers are required by law to declare their assets/liabilities “on (a) Assumption of office; (b) At the end of his term of Office, (c) At interval of four years for Public Officers on continuous employment of Government whether Federal, State or Local Government: (d) and at such other intervals as the Bureau may determine from time to time.”