The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) said, on Thursday, that it was awaiting the immediate past ministers and permanent secretaries to submit the asset declaration forms served on them.
Spokesperson of the bureau, Mrs Iyabo Akinwale, said in a statement in Abuja that its Chairman, Mr Sam Saba, confirmed the development at an event marking the 2015 World Anti-corruption Day.
“The immediate past ministers and permanent secretaries have been duly served asset forms. The bureau is monitoring when such forms will be filed within the constitutional time frame,” the statement said.
It said the bureau received 75 petitions, investigated 40 and referred 10 to other anti-corruption agencies in 2015.
It said the bureau referred 53 cases to the tribunal, secured three convictions with 20 cases discharged and acquitted in the year.
The statement said the bureau as an anti-corruption agency was responsible for corruption prevention and that its successes in this regard could be observed in terms of attitudinal change.
“We try to encourage safeguards that promote efficiency, transparency and accountability. We also subject public officers to the 14 codes of conduct expected of every public officer once recruited.
“Those who use public services must expect a high standard of conduct from public servants,” the statement added.