Nigerian Army chief, Buratai, directs all personnel to declare assets

News Desk

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.

A statement by the spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, said Buratai gave the directive today 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.

“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,” said the statement.

It can be recalled that the Comptroller-General of Customs Service, Colonel Hameed Ali (rtd), last week ordered all service personnel to declare their assets in line with the provision of law.