The Code of Conduct Buerau (CCB) has talked down calls from certain quarters for it to make public the details of President Muhammamadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s asset declaration.
It would be recalled that President Buhari’s Senior Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, who disclosed that the president had declared his assets, said the details of the declaration could be gotten from the CCB.
Refuting the claims was the Chairman of the CCB, Mr. Sam Sada, who spoke to Vanguard via his Special Assistant, Gwimi Sebastian Peter.
Peter availed that only the National Assembly was capable of decide if documents of public figures would be made public.
He said: “While the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999) and the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act give the bureau powers to receive assets declarations, verify, examine, keep in custody and enforce compliance when there is a breach, the responsibility of determining how and on what terms asset declarations will be made accessible to the public was left to the National Assembly.
“Several National Assemblies have come and gone since the establishment of the CCB without addressing the matter.”