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Army chief orders officers to declare assets

21 January 2016, 10:18

Abuja - The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai has directed all officers of the Nigerian Army who have not declared their assets to do so immediately, Saharareporters reports.

Buratai gave the charge 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.

Also read: Army chief justifies Shi’ites’ killing in Kaduna

This directive according to the Army Spokesman, Colonel Sanni Usman,  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.

The Nigerian Armed Forces have been in the spotlight after an audit ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari found that numerous retired and serving military officers may have colluded in billions of dollars worth of weapons procurement deals.

Read more at Saharareporters

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