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Chief of Defence Staff Directs all Army Officers to Declare Assets Immediately

Valentine Chinyem

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The Chief of Army Staff, Major General Tukur Buratai, has directed all officers of the Nigerian army, who are yet to declare their assets, to do so “immediately”.

According to Col. Sani Usman, army spokesman, Buratai gave the directive at 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,” he said in a statement.

“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 Nigeria army should not only key in but should be one of the key drivers for such laudable project.”

Last week, the Nigeria Customs Service gave its officers a 14-day ultimatum to declare their assets.

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