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 spokesperson for the Customs, Wale Adeniyi, has said.
The appointment of two other officers were terminated for absence from duty while one officer was retired for drug addiction.
“Investigations into offences committed by the officers in the senior category are now being concluded,” Mr. Adeniyi said. “Officers found guilty are expected to face similar stiff penalties.
“These disciplinary measures 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.”