- The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has directed all police officers to declare their assets
- Adamu explained that assets declaration is compulsory for public officers, adding that not doing so means breaking the law
- The police boss also pledged to assign an office that will be responsible for making sure that officers comply with the assets declaration directive
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has directed all Nigerian police officers to declare their assets, stating that assets declaration is compulsory for public officers.
The police issued the directive on Tuesday, October 8, while playing host to the chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), Professor Mohammed Isah, and board members in his office in Abuja, The Nation reports.
He also stated that not declaring assets is against the law, saying that the police under his watch will assign an office that will be charged with the responsibility of making sure that every police officer complies with asset declaration laws.
According to Adamu, the responsibility will be assigned to the office of the Commissioner of Police, Research and Planning while the deputy inspector-general of police, Research and Planning, will provide oversight functions.
The police boss assured the CCB chairman of the support of the Nigeria police, pledging that the security agency will assist the bureau with personnel to enable them to carry out their duties effectively.
He noted that there was a need for both organisations to collaborate so as to discharge their respective duties effectively.
The CCB chairman, in his remarks, urged the police boss to come to the bureau's assistance, stating that it cannot execute court orders on its own.
According to Isah, the CCB requires the police to enforce Code of Conduct directives on all public officers.
He commended the IGP for leading by example for declaring his own assets.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the chairman of the CCB said the bureau would not release the details of President Muhammadu Buhari’s and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s assets.
According to him, the details of their assets cannot be released because there is no guideline from the National Assembly that instructs it to do so.
Explaining further, Isah said the CCB’s operations are guided by the stipulations of the constitution and the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act.
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