Governor of Kano State, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf, has directed all the 19 commissioner nominees to comply with the code of conduct rules. The governor, in a brief communique on Wednesday, stated that the nominees are expected to declare assets within the best possible time before their onward screening at the State Assembly. He vowed that no commissioner nominee would be sworn in as cabinet member without filling the asset declaration form from the Code of Conduct Bureau.
While reiterating his commitment to the people of Kano State, Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf noted that transparency and accountability remain the basic principles of his administration. He promised to champion good governance as promised in his blueprint during the electioneering campaign. The governor also stated that all other political appointees under his administration would comply with the directive accordingly.
This move by the governor has been lauded by many who believe it is a step in the right direction. The call for public officials to declare their assets has been a long-standing issue in Nigeria, as it is believed to be a tool for fighting corruption. The governor’s directive is expected to ensure that public officials are held accountable for their actions and that the people of Kano State can trust their leaders to act in their best interests.