But some insiders at CCB told PRNigeria that the rift between the Commissioners and Prof. Isah is totally unconnected with issues around alleged corruption, maladministration, high-handedness, among other improprieties, purportedly committed by the latter.
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This is contrary to what Wabote told the United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania in a deposition.
Apart from Bagudu, a number of high-profile persons in Nigerians have been named in the Pandora Papers scandal.
To this end, the EFCC has written a letter to the Code of Conduct Bureau, requesting copies of Tinubu’s asset declaration form.
Mohammed, who disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja at the inauguration of assets declaration committees of the bureau, said that the portal would reduce the stress of manual filling and compilation of forms.
This followed the adoption of a report by Committee on Local and Foreign Debts, led by Sen. Ordia Clifford (PDP-Edo), at plenary on Tuesday.
The invitation was contained in a letter signed by its Director of Intelligence, Investigation and Monitoring of the CCB, S. P. Gwimi, dated November 2, 2020.
Sule gave the directive in Lafia on Tuesday at a two-day Workshop on Strict Compliance with Assets Declaration and Code of Conduct for Public Officials, organised by the Code of Conduct Bureau.
The NBEC boss has been accused of running a private company located in the United Kingdom while maintaining her public position in Nigeria.
Two Lagos-based media support organisations, Media Rights Agenda and the International Press Centre, have petitioned the Code of Conduct Bureau asking it to sanction Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi for allegedly misconducting himself, breaching his oath of office and the Code of Conduct for Public Officers following his recent attacks on journalists in the State.
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has sent a Freedom of Information requests to President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, 36 State Governors and their deputies, urging them to use their good offices to: “Provide information on summary of the assets, specifically property and income, contained in your asset declaration forms submitted to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) since your assumption of office.”
Prof. Mohammed Isah, Chairman, Code of Conduct Bureau, has called on employees to be diligent in discharge of their duties to enable the bureau excel in its fight against corruption.
Prof. Mohammed Isah, Chairman, Code of Conduct Bureau, says the bureau remains independent and not under government’s interference in its anti-corruption crusade.
Prof. Mohammed Isah, Chairman, Code of Conduct Bureau, has called on media organisations in the country to enlighten and sensitise the public to the benefits of declaring assets.
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has urged the remaining 35 state governors in Nigeria to emulate the shining example of Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, who recently openly declared his assets by publishing without further delay the full details of their asset declarations submitted to the Code of Conduct Bureau.
The CCB had last week refused a Freedom of Information request by SERAP, stating: “Asset declaration form is private information.”
CCB’s response followed a FOI request by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project in April
The Code of Conduct Bureau in Sokoto State says it has recorded 90 per cent compliance on assets declaration by outgoing and incoming political office holders in the state.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has submitted his assets declaration forms to the Code of Conduct Bureau ahead of the oath-taking ceremony slated for May 29 and in compliance with the requirement of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended).
President Muhammadu Buhari has, in compliance with the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, submitted his assets declaration forms to the Code of Conduct Bureau which by law must precede his oath-taking slated for Wednesday.