The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) has confirmed the verification and probe into how Governor Seyi Makinde acquired his over 40 billion naira assets which he declared earlier this year.
Speaking about the process of the verification, the Director of the bureau in Oyo state, Mr. Bisi Atolagbe, revealed that Makinde’s asset estimates have been received at the bureau’s headquarters in Abuja and waiting for a directive to start verification of Makinde’s claims.
Atolagbe said the exercise had already begun but added that the process might not be concluded so quickly, given the technical parts of the verification.
“Work has started in the verification of the content of the declaration submitted by Governor Makinde. At the right time, the report will be available. It is not about noise-making, but technically doing the work to ascertain the assets 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. I can assure you that a thorough job is being done, without being stampeded. We are not in a hurry over it because we are not doing it just to be seen. It will take a while to be completed.”
Naija News recalls that Makinde had caused a storm in the media in July when he made details of his declared assets public.
While many Nigerians were shocked about the huge amount of his assets, others wondered if the content of the declaration was not anticipatory.