BY ANDY AKENI
TOUGH times await civil servants in Delta State who have refused to declare their assets, the State Director, Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), Mr. Anthony Onyeibe has said.
Speaking yesterday at a seminar for staff of the Customary Court of Appeal, Asaba, Onyeibe warned that defaulters would soon be sanctioned.
He said it is mandatory for civil servants to declare their assets in compliance with Paragraph 2 of the Fifth Schedule of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).
He listed some of the assets for declaration to include buildings, landed properties, fiscal cash owned in banks, cars, house-hold belongings and general assets belonging to the person concerned.
Onyeibe said the essence of asset declaration was to check corruption, advising public officers to live within their legitimate means.
While noting that a civil servant is forbidden to own foreign account, the CCB director explained that the asset declaration form must contain details of how each property was acquired.
The seminar also featured health and fire safety talks as well as questions and answers from the participants.