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66 Customs officers face sack over drug addiction

Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS)  Col. Hameed Ali (rtd.) has said that the
service would ease out 66 officers found to be hooked on hard drugs.

The customs boss disclosed this while
addressing officers and men of the Plateau/Benue Area Command of the service in
“We are now operating zero tolerance on
the issue of drugs, because it is very dangerous and inimical to our operations
and to our success as a government revenue generating organ.
“These 66 identified drug-addicted
personnel are as good as out of the system because we have no place for such
persons in the service,” he said.
Ali blamed the existence of ”bad eggs”
in the service on the recruitment system, which, he said, had to be changed to
rid it of unscrupulous and unwanted persons.
He charged the officers to be
disciplined in order to serve the nation well and gain their promotions.
According to Ali, promotions from now
must be earned.
He told the officers to display the fear
of God in all their operations and to be diligent in attending all the courses
lined up for them.
He expressed hope that the service would
meet its 2015 revenue target of N944 billion before the end of the year.
“Presently, we have generated N825
billion but we have to double up so that we will not only meet the target but
surpass it by God’s grace,” he said.

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