COAS, Buratai, Orders Officers to Declare Assets

In a bid to stem the tide of corruption currently rocking the Military following the revelations of sleaze involving former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd) and some top military officers, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has directed all officers of the Nigerian Army who have not declared their assets to do so immediately, the Nigerian Army said in a statement, Thursday.
The spokesperson for the Army, Sani Usman, quoted Buratai, as giving the directive 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 (declaring his assets) 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,” Usman said in the statement.
“Copies of both are with the Code of Conduct Bureau.”
The statement said the directive became necessary “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.

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