“Declare your assets” – Buratai orders senior army personnel

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The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has directed senior army personnel to declare their assets.

Buratai gave the directive while declaring open a two-day workshop themed: ‘Compliance with Assets Declaration and Code of Conduct for Officers and Soldiers’ in Abuja.

The army chief said it was compulsory for the senior officers to declare their assets to boost public confidence and promote accountability in army operations.

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Buratai said, “The Nigerian Army under my leadership is desirous of maintaining the highest standard of accountability in the conduct of our activities, consistent with the requirements and behaviours of public officers which conform to the highest standard of probity, public morality, transparency and accountability.

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“Accordingly, I have directed that the workshop be conducted in the six Army Divisions nationwide.

“My directive is premised on the belief that every Army personnel entrusted with leadership responsibility must understand the importance of Assets Declaration and Code of Conduct for public officers and comply with all the provisions and requirements,” Buratai said.

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