Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, Bolaji Owasanoye, Thursday asked the Code of Conduct Bureau to publish assets declared by public and civil servants in order to curb corruption in the public sector.
Speaking at a meeting with the chairman and board members of CCB, Owasanoye noted that the secrecy shrouding asset declarations by public and civil servants was aiding corruption.
He said: “Publicising asset declaration will assist the whistle-blowing policy and our work. We’ve not been able to take full advantage of asset declaration because of the opacity around it. If somebody lied about his or her assets, he or she can be found out by just the opening of the page where it has been published.
“I want to encourage the Bureau to push for that because the public will help us to do our work. They’ll tell us who owns what assets and whether it’s proportionate to their earnings”.
Earlier, CCB Chairman, Mohammed Isah, had called for synergy between the anti-corruption agencies.