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We’re Verifying Oyo Governor N48-Billion Assets Claim

Oyo state Governor, Seyi Makinde

The Code of Conduct Bureau has commenced verification of the
N48-billion assets declared by Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde.

The CCB director in Oyo State, Bisi Atolagbe, stated this during a
meeting of the South-West states’ directors of the bureau with the member representing the region on the CCB  board, Prof. Samuel Ogundare.

Atolagbe said, “Work has started in the verification of the content of declaration submitted by Governor Seyi Makinde. At the right time, the report will be available. It is not about noise-making but technically doing the work to ascertain assets that are declared.

“However, I must point out that the process is not a public exercise.

“The governor has not committed any crime by declaring his assets. It is just to ascertain what he has declared; to check if they are not anticipatory.”

Ogundare said there was almost 100 percent compliance to the CCB regulations by current and former public office holders in the region.

He said, “Our governors in the South-West have shown good examples in compliance. They have done what the constitution requires them to do before and after occupying an office. Since the governors and their
deputies showed good examples, almost all state lawmakers and appointees have also complied.”

Oyewale Olamide

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