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Customs Dismiss 17 Junior Officers For Various Offences

Channels Television  
Updated October 17, 2016

Nigeria Customs Officers, offencesThe Nigeria Customs Service has dismissed 17 junior officers for various offences.

The agency says their offences include drug addiction, certificate forgery, theft and absence from duty.

The dismissal was made public on Sunday in a statement by the Customs spokesman, Wale Adeniyi.

“Appointment of two other officers have been terminated for absence from duty while one officer was retired for drug addiction,” he said.

The Customs hinted that it was also investigating the senior officers, stating that erring officers would be sanctioned accordingly.

“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,” he added.

Mr Adeniyi explained further that the process was a continuation of the reform agenda of the Comptroller-General of Customs, Colonel Hameed Ali (retired).

He said Customs boss had promised to emphasis discipline, good conduct and transparency upon his assumption of office.