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Army Chief, Buratai, Orders All Officers To Declare Their Assets

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[caption id="attachment_4334" align="alignnone" width="690"]Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai (Chief of Army Staff)[/caption]

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.

This was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman.

Usman revealed that General Buratai “gave the directive today (Wednesday) during a conference with Principal Staff Officers and Directors serving at the Army Headquarters.”

The statement read, “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” the statement added.