Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai has ordered all Army officers to declare their assets.
Buratai said the order became necessary due to fact that all military officers are having Presidential Commission and are public servants, as well as subject to both civil and military laws.
According to a statement issued by the acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman, the COAS gave the directive yesterday during a conference with Principal Staff Officers and Directors serving at the Army Headquarters.
The statement also revealed that General Buratai declared his assets soon after his appointment as Commander, Multinational Joint Task Force, MNJTF in May 2015 and also on his appointment as Chief of Army Staff in July 2015.
Col. Usman stated further that copies of both declarations are with the Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB.
The Army spokesman added that, 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.
Buratai’s directive is coming barely a week when the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hammed Ibrahim Ali (rtd) ordered that all officers and men of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS are to make full disclosure of their assets in a new measure put in place to push transparency and compliance with the rule of law.
The directive was contained in a circular signed by the Customs boss, Col. Ali (rtd) and addressed to all Deputy Comptrollers-General, Zonal Coordinators and Customs Area Controllers, directing all officers to comply with the directive within 14 days.
The circular said the directive is in compliance with Bank Employees Declaration of Assets Act Cap B1 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

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