Enugu Governor-elect, Mbah declares assets, harps on rule of law
Enugu State Governor-elect, Barr Peter Mbah on Friday declared that his administration will be guided by the rule of law.
Mbah, who will be sworn-in on Monday, May 29, said this shortly after the declaration of his assets before the Code of Conduct Bureau in Enugu.
He personally visited the South East Zonal Office of the CCB in Enugu, where he submitted his assets declaration forms, stating that the exercise was critical in the promotion of transparency and accountability in governance.
Speaking to journalists after submitting the form to the Federal Commissioner in charge of the South East Zone of the CCB, Barr. Benedict Umeano, the Enugu Governor-elect said: “As the Chief Executive, we are meant to uphold the law. It is also incumbent on us to act lawfully, and what we have simply done here today is in line with the new direction of my career.
“As you also know, I am now migrating from the corporate environment to the public sector; and in the private sector, we have Codes of Corporate Governance and here in the public sector, we also have the Code of Conduct for the public servants.
“What we have simply done today is to comply with the requirements of the law by filling the forms as stipulated by law.
“The process is quite seamless and we have populated the forms, and we have also, in the presence of a Notary Public, executed the law as required.”
Mbah equally stated that all those to be appointed into his administration would go through the process.
“My administration shall be upholding these requirements for all public officers. It is mandatory and it’s not an option. As public servants, we are not left with any option, but to fill our CCB forms. We must abide by the provisions of the law,” he declared.
Speaking earlier, the CCB Federal Commissioner, Barr Umeano, commended Mbah for leading by example.
“By the grace of God, by Monday, he (Mbah) will be the chief law officer of the state. By this submission, he has shown that he is going to lead by example.
“He has given a good example to the rest of the other politicians and even those who are going to be his functionaries that they have to comply with the rule of law. We commend him for this,” he said.