Public servants have been advised by the Code of Conduct Bureau in Gombe State to declare their assets as part of the constitutional requirement.
The director of the bureau in the state, Panyi Baira, shared the advice while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria in Gombe on Tuesday.
“Asset declaration is a constitutional requirement that has to be fulfilled by all government workers from the lowest government employee to the highest office in the country as required by law.
“The law says career civil servants must declare once after each and every four years, but for political office holders, they must declare their assets when they assume office and when they leave, be it elective or appointed.”
In his statement, he revealed that some civil servants, public office holders and other elected officers in the state have adhered to the asset declaration.
“Failure to declare assets by the public officer can lead to confiscation by Court of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) and the assets accordingly become government property.”
He also advised against over-declaration or under-declaration, saying it was an offence too.