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Nigerian Customs chief warns officers against taking hard drugs

Nigerian Customs chief warns officers against taking hard drugs

ABUJA: Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Comptroller-General, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd), has warned officers and men against taking hard drugs and receiving kick-back by undervaluing goods.

Hameed, who spoke in Bauchi while addressing officers of Zone D and Bauchi State command, said: “If any one of you is into hard drugs and not yet caught, he should stop it or if you are inkling to take it, you had better stop or you will have yourself to blame.”

He warned officers against kick-backs and indiscipline, saying “anyone indicted of indiscipline and corruption would be made to face the full wrath of the law.”

The customs’ boss said the era of indiscipline, undeserved promotion and deployment to ‘juicy commands’ are over.

“The system cannot continue. We are seen as corrupt officers because we prefer to collect bribes. But we don’t bother to check goods irrespective of what they carry, just because of our corrupt tendencies.

“Henceforth, anybody caught collecting kick-back or involved in any act of indiscipline will be investigated and if found guilty dealt with ruthlessly.”