The Code of Conduct Bureau has commenced verification of the
N48-billion assets declared by Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde.

The CCB director in Oyo State, Bisi Atolagbe, stated this during a
meeting of the South-West states’ directors of the bureau with the
member representing the region on the CCB board, Prof. Samuel
Ogundare.

Atolagbe said, “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.”

Ogundare said there was almost 100 percent compliance to the CCB
regulations by current and former public office holders in the region.

He said, “Our governors in the South-West have shown good examples in
compliance. They have done what the constitution requires them to do
before and after occupying an office. Since the governors and their
deputies showed good examples, almost all state lawmakers and
appointees have also complied.”

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