The Code of Conduct Bureau ( CCB), a foremost anti-graft agency backed by the Constitution of the country is embarking on a marathon investigation to unravel government officials and appointees who have served the country in the various capacities and breach the Code of Conduct laws of the federation, those who have failed to comply or those that supply false declarations intentionally to deceive the agency and those who are yet to declare their assets and other sundry matters.
A reliable source in the foremost anti-graft bureau disclosed that 3 former governors, 9 former ministers, 14 legislators, 17 former heads of parastatals at both federal and state levels including local government chairmen are under serious investigations for the alleged graft offences.He confided in our reporter that words have been sent to them to immediately report to the CCB headquarters or face the consequences so as to clarify their assets acquired, properties and humongous bank accounts in both local and offshore illegally acquired connected to them, family members and close associates.
Accordingly, the defaulters are expected to be thoroughly interrogated, if at the end of the findings, they are culpable for breaches or non compliance they will be charged before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, which might lead to the confiscation and forfeiture of the ill- gotten wealth, assets, properties to the federal government of Nigeria and the convicts are liable not to hold public office for maximum of 10 years.

This new drive by the CCB, is part of the resolve of the leadership to enforce the law which has been trampled upon by a section of the political class, appointees and public servants.
This new partnership and collaboration with sister anti-graft agencies has the endorsement of Mr President, who has given his nod as a result of the ” Renewed Hope Agenda”.

It is on record that Mr President himself was a one time guest and invited by the CCB which led to his appearance before the Code of Conduct Tribunal that finally discharged and acquitted him. It is therefore, mandatory for every concerned citizen affected by the code of conduct related laws must submit themselves to the bureau for scrutiny, interrogation and proper investigation in order to uphold total compliance.

It is on record, that former governor and Senate president Bukola Saraki was also docked at the Tribunal by the bureau for non- compliance until he was discharged and acquitted accordingly.

Amongst the personalities expected to appear before the CCB are former executive secretary of Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission, Rev Yakubu Pam, 3 former governors, legislators, ministers and a former boss of a maritime agency are to appear before the bureau for interrogation, investigation, compliance and due diligence.


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