Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has directed all staff of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) including agencies and departments to declare their assets.
The directive according to the minister is 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.
Special Assistant (Media) to the FCT Minister Abubakar Sani in a statement yesterday saidthe minister’s 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 declare their assets and liabilities on 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 said staff who have earlier declared their assets should submit their acknowledgment slips on the said date.