Before taking over their official duties on Friday, May 26, 2023, all state political appointees have been instructed by Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to disclose their assets.
He continued by saying that the end-of-tenure assets declaration is in accordance with Nigeria’s constitution’s Fifth Schedule, Paragraph 11 (1b), Part One.
The impacted personnel, according to the governor, include Special Advisers (cabinet and non-cabinet), Commissioners, and all assistants (Personal Assistants, Technical Assistants, and Personal Aides), among others. The governor gave the order in a circular issued by the Head of Service, Muri Okunola.
He directed the officers to prepare individual handover notes and return any government property, including utility/project vehicles in their possessions, to the accounting officer/most senior director of their respective ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs).
“However, political appointees whose appointments are by legislation/tenure-based and members of statutory commissions/Governing Councils whose tenure have not lapsed, are not affected by the directive, unless otherwise formally informed,” the circular added.
While expressing his appreciation to the outgoing appointees for their service to the government and people of the state, Sanwo-Olu wished them well in their future endeavours.
The governor would be sworn in on Monday, May 29 2023, for his second term in office after winning the March 18 governorship election in the state.
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