Customs dismisses 17 Officers for drug addiction, Certificate forgery

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Seventeen 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.

 

The appointments of two other Officers have been terminated for absence from dutsy while one Officer was retired for drug addiction.

 

According to a statement by Wale Adeniyi, Public Relations Officer on behalf of the Comptroller-General of Customs,

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.

 

These disciplinary measures he said were taken after series of investigations and deliberations by the disciplinary committee and recommendations were made to the Management.

 

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.

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