By Jaiyeola Andrews in Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari and his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo have declared their assets.
The declaration conforms to the requirement of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Head, President Muhammadu Buhari Media Team, Garba Shehu.
He said the Code of Conduct Bureau on Friday acknowledged the submission of President Buhari's and Vice President Osinbajo's assets declaration form submitted separately on May 28, and signed for by the organisation's Chairman, Sam Saba.
President Buhari's Declarant ID was given as: 'President: 000001/2015'.
The Nigerian Constitution states in Chapter VI Section 140 that a person elected to the office of President shall not begin to perform the functions of that office until he has declared his assets and liabilities as prescribed in the Constitution.
By declaring their assets, President Buhari and Vice President Osinbajo may have not only fulfilled the requirements of the Nigerian Constitution, but also fulfilled the first of their many campaign promises.
While seeking election into the highest office in the land, the president had promised Nigerians that he would publicly declare his assets as soon as he took over government.