The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, on Monday advised members of staff of the institution to fully comply with the asset declaration procedure, as required by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).
Abdulkareem gave the advice at a sensitisation workshop organised by the CCB for members of staff of the university in Ilorin.
The vice-chancellor, who was represented at the opening of the programme by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Prof. Sylvia Malomo, said that such a step would enhance a high standard of morality and accountability in the country.
He advised members of staff to comply with the rules and regulations of the Bureau, to remain on the side of the law.
Addressing the participants, the Director of CCB in Kwara, Mrs Afolabi Abayomi, described assets declaration among public officers as an official mechanism for ensuring accountability and probity in public service.
According to her, the CCB is to ensure transparency, honesty, and to make sure that actions of government officials fully comply with high moral standards, as obtainable in other civilised nations.
Abayomi warned against under-declaration and anticipatory declaration of assets, which, she said, could result in litigation.
She warned that flagrant abuse of the CCB Act could lead to vacation of office or seat in any legislative house, disqualification from membership of legislative house for 10 years, and forfeiture of property in question to the government.