Saturday, June 30, 2007

Yar'Adua makes public his personal assets

This seems like a positive step. According to VOA, this is the first time a sitting president in Nigeria has declared his assets. This paragraph in the Vanguard article (and mentioned in the others as well) just blows me away though:

"However, the Code of Conduct Bureau reportedly advised him against the public declaration because, as it said, "such action would put pressure on other categories of public officials to do same even when the constitution makes the exercise a private matter."

What the...? I'm glad he seems to be showing evidence of a mind of his own....

The links to articles about this:

Nigeria First


Daily Trust


Photo Credit: BBC (during the innauguration)

In a related link (that I found on the BBC page the photo came from), Nigerian bloggers' opinions on the election make BBC.

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