Friday, 7 March 2014
‘Clean Nigeria Campaign’ Again Challenges Jonathan To Declare Assets
The Clean Nigeria Campaign (CNC) has again called on President Goodluck Jonathan to openly and urgently declare his assets.
In a statement issued today by its National Coordinator, Osita Okechukwu, the CNC asked Jonathan also to compel his Ministers and Special Advisers, as well as the “power mongers of the National Assembly” to do same.
“Open Declaration of Asset to us will be the sign-post for devotion to the war against corruption; for with the monumental corruption going-on under the watch of President Jonathan, the Economic Team to be headed by erstwhile managing director of World Bank, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala will be dead on arrival,” it said.
The Campaign drew the attention of the Mr. Jonathan to the prompt declaration of assets undertaken within 48 hours of being sworn-in by his predecessor, Umaru Yar’Adua in 2007 and earlier in 1999 when he was a state governor, and asked him to emulate that example.
Decrying Jonathan’s “luke-warm attitude” to the war against corruption, the CNC asked: “How does Mr. President intend to transform the country, arm the Economic Team, provide electricity, keep the economy growing and tackle seriously the gross unemployment sliding our youths into violence; without demonstrating unequivocal commitment to transparency and accountability?