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Governor Fashola Says Handover Ceremony Will be Lowkey And Office Holders Must Declare Their Assets

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The outgoing lagos state Governor, Babatunde Fashola, has stated that the Friday, May 29, 2015 handover/inauguration ceremony would not be as elaborate as expected.

Rather, the Senior Advocate of Nigeria asserted that the ceremony would be focused on informing Nigerians about the directions the new government would take in ensuring that the state reaches the expected heights instead of the usual fanfare.

While granting an interview with journalists, Fashola stated that this was how inaugurations were done across the world.

Fashola explained that the incoming political office holders would be subjected to asset declarations before an oath of office would be taken by each of them.

He said ‘I think we should do what normal countries do as regards inauguration.

‘There should not be too much fanfare about this.

‘We should understand that the tenure of the current administration will end on the midnight of Thursday, May 28, 2015.

‘A new President and new government are in office subject to the constitutional requirement of Section 140 of the Constitution to declare their assets and take their oath of office. So, essentially, what people see during the day is ceremonial.

‘The law has taken its course at midnight. So, that is the most important thing. So, I hope at various state levels and national level, we will hear indicative directions about which way we are going (on inauguration day),’ he said.

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