In an open letter to President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria, a civil society group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has requested that the president should declare his assets for the world to know.
The letter, dated 26th June, 2012 opens thus: “The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) is writing pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act to request you to urgently provide information on your assets declaration details between May 2007 and May 2012, and to publish widely the information on a dedicated website.”
The concern of SERAP, according to the letter, sprung from the manner in which the president responded to a question during the presidential media chat on Sunday, which sort to know about why he is yet to declare his assets.
The organization has given the president seven (7) days to provide the information, after which, if the president fails to respond, appropriate legal actions will be taken. The letter was signed by the Executive Director of the organization, Adetokunbo Mumuni.