Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has published his asset declaration document, which shows he has in excess of N48 billion in both cash and properties.
The governor complied with Nigeria’s code of conduct law that mandates senior public office holders to file their asset details while assuming office and occasionally update them.
It is however not compulsory to make the details of asset public.
Makinde went further on Monday to release details of what he filled in his asset form at the Code of Conduct Bureau in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
He also said he would encourage all his potential cabinet appointees to do so when they are nominated.
He became the first high ranking public official to do so amongst those that emerged in the last general election.
According to a statement by Taiwo Adisa, a spokesperson for Mr Makinde, the governor’s CCB OYSE/2019/001 form filed on May 28, 2019, showed the governor had N48 billion in combined cash and asset.
The asset was categorised in cash at hand, in the bank, landed properties (developed and undeveloped), household items, share and bonds owned by the governor, his wife, Omini Makinde, as well as his companies.