The Special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, Femi Adesina has responded to calls that his principal should make his assets public.
According to Adesina, in an exclusive interview with Mr Kayode Ogundamisi, President Buhari never promised to publicly declare his assets, his party the All Progressives Congress, APC did.
He said: “You need to get his words right, go and check all that the president said during the campaign, in no place would you see it attributed to him as a person,” Adesina said.
“But then there is a document by his party, the All Progressives Congress, saying he would declare publicly, so we need to set that right, it’s a declaration by his party.
“Now what does the law require? The law requires public officers to declare their assets; he has done that. But his party has a document that says he would do it publicly.
“There is a procedure for that, and the procedure is that you first declare, code of conduct (bureau) would verify and after that, if you want to make it public, the onus lies on you to say release. The procedure has to be followed.
“He has declared, and it is deposited with the code of conduct bureau and they need to verify. Let’s come to that time when code of conduct would say we have completed verification”.
Many Nigerians were expecting Buhari to have announced his assets as his party consistently attacked the previous administration of President Goodluck Jonathan of shielding the details of his assets from Nigerians.