17 Custom Officers Sacked Over Drug Addiction, Forgery, Theft And Negligence

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The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has dismissed dismisses 17
officers for various offences ranging from drug addiction, certificate
forgery, theft and absence from duty.

This is in a bid to purge the service of bad eggs and
position it to render efficient service delivery in-line with the agenda the
Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd)
A statement sent to Pulse News, by the NCS Public Relations
Officer, Wale Adeniyi reads: Seventeen (17) Junior Officers of the Nigeria
Customs Service have been dismissed from the Service for offences ranging from
drug addiction, certificate forgery, theft and absence from duty from January
to September 2016.
2. The appointment of two other Officers have been
terminated for absence from duty while one Officer was retired for drug
addiction.
3. Investigations into offences committed by the Officers in
the senior category are now being concluded. Officers found guilty are expected
to face similar stiff penalties.
4. These disciplinary measures were taken after series of
investigations and deliberations by the disciplinary committee and
recommendations were made to the Management.
5. This process is a continuation of the reform agenda the
Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) promised upon his
assumption of office which emphasized discipline, good conduct and
transparency.

Recently, the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun said the
government was working on the introduction of performance-related pay for the
NCS to motivate improved revenue collection.

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