Army chief officers to ‘immediately’ declare their assets

Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai has ordered all officers of the Nigerian Army to declare their assets with immediate effect.

The army chief gave the directive on Wednesday, during a conference with Principal Staff Officers and Directors serving at the Army Headquarters.
Colonel Sani Usman, Acting Director Army Public Relations released a statement to this effect, stating that Buratai had declared his assets after his appointment as army boss.
“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. Copies of both are with the Code of Conduct Bureau.”
“This directive is 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.”
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