Nigeria's new President Muhammadu Buhari has publicly declared his assets, a spokesman said Saturday, in a move that is a far cry from his predecessor's adamant refusal to do so.
The president and his deputy submitted their declarations to the Code of Conduct Bureau on Thursday though the figures filed were not available immediately, Buhari's spokesman Garba Shehu told The Associated Press.
Buhari, who took office on Friday, has promised to fight the corruption crippling Africa's biggest oil producer. He said every public officer in his government must obey the law by declaring their assets on assuming office and again on their departure.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2012 condemned a clamor for him to publicly disclose his worth. He said his refusal was "a matter of personal principle ... and I don't give a damn about it, even if you criticize me from heaven."