Former governor of Kwara state, Bukola Saraki, has stated that the declaration of assets does not make a person less or more corrupt.
The President-Elect, Muhammad Buhari, had previously stated that any officer in his administration would have to declare their assets, something Saraki doesn’t feel is necessary.
“I don’t think it is declaration of assets that would make you less corrupt or more accountable,” he said.
“I think it is your own individual commitment to your party and leadership provided,” he added.
“Leadership is very important because the leader leads by example. Honestly, things will change. Instead of sitting with the president to seek favour, you come home and sit down with your people so that you can have the better chance of winning election.”
“There would be zero tolerance for corruption and because of the backdrop of that, you begin to see revenue coming up and you will have more money for infrastructural development.”