Thirty-four of the 44 newly-elected council chairmen in Kano state have declared their assets, Alhaji Umar Mati, director, code of conduct bureau in Kano, said on Tuesday.
Mati, who made this disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), added that the vice chairmen in 24 local governments have also done the same.
“We have 480 councillors here in Kano state, but we are still expecting 137 of them to return their forms,” he said.
The director said the constitution provided that all elected office holders should collect, fill and return the forms even before being sworn in.
“Therefore, it is our responsibility to issue them with the forms, which we have sent to the governor’s office so as to enable them to fill before their swearing-in.
“We also sent to the forms for the vice chairmen and councillors to the chairmen for onward transmission to them before their swearing-in, but we are still expecting some of them to return theirs.
“The declaration of asset by elected office holders is aimed at ensuring transparent leadership and to assess their level of progress in life.
“At the end of their tenure, we will also issue them with another form to fill so that we can know the level of their development and the details of how they achieved it.”
He urged the remaining elected officers to return their forms or face sanction as stated in the constitution.