Army Chief orders Officers to declare assets

Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai
Nigeria's Army Chief, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai
Nigeria's Army Chief, Tukur Buratai
Nigeria’s Army Chief, Tukur Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai has directed all officers of the Nigerian Army who have not declared their assets to do so immediately.

He gave the directive o Wednesday during a conference with Principal Staff Officers and Directors serving at the Army Headquarters.

It  is to be noted that the Chief of Army Staff has done so soon on his appointment as Commander, Multinational Joint Task Force in May 2015 and also on his appointment as Chief of Army Staff in July 2015.

According to Army spokesperson, Col Sani Usman, copies of both are with the Code of Conduct Bureau.

He said the directive was in order, considering the fact that all military officers are having Presidential Commission and are public servants, as well as subject to both civil and military laws.

In addition, given the current drive of the country for probity and accountability, the Nigerian Army should not only key in but should be one of the key drivers for such laudable project, Col Usman added.

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