The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) has said that it has commenced the verification of assets recently delcared by the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde.
The Director of the Bureau in Oyo State, Mr Bisi Atolagbe, disclosed this in an interview with reporters in Ibadan at the weekend during a meeting of Southwest state directors of the bureau.
Insideoyo.com recalls that Governor Makinde made a N48 billion assets declaration which received wide commendation and criticism in some places.
According to a news report, Atolagbe pointed out that the verification was nothing special but just part of the routine work undertaken by the bureau, many Nigerians would be interested in the outcome of the process due to the media storm the huge public declaration generated.
But speaking at the weekend, the CCB boss warned interested persons not to expect a public show from the process as the governor was not under interrogation or investgation.
“Work has started in the verification of the content of declaration submitted by Governor Seyi Makinde. At the right time, the report will be available. It is not about noise making but technically doing the work to ascertain assets that are 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.” he said.