Kingsley Madaki, Abuja
FCT Minister Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has directed all members of staff of the Federal Capital Territory Administration including Agencies and Departments to declare their assets.
The Minister said the directive became necessary in view of the need to ensure that all civil servants comply with the requirements of the law under the provisions of Paragraph 11 of the 5th schedule of the Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The directive was contained in a circular signed by the FCTA Director of Establishment and Training, Mr. S.H. Mohammed.
According to the circular, the law provides that all Public Officers should declare their Assets and Liabilities which includes : Assumption of Office at the end of term of office, at Interval of four years for Public officers on Continuous employment of Government and at such intervals as may be determined from time to time
The Minister therefore, directed all members of staff to fill the assets declaration form and submit the acknowledgement slip to the office of the Permanent Secretary on or before 31st March, 2016.
He, however, said those members of staff who have earlier declared their assets should submit their acknowledgment slips along with others on the said date.