The Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), has warned that any Customs officer caught in corrupt practice, would be jailed for a maximum of 10 years as prescribed by law.
“The minimum jail term for corrupt officers is five years, but I will make sure that any officer found to be corrupt gets the maximum jail term of 10 years.
“This is to serve as a deterrent to any officer who finds himself in the Customs to make money and not to earn money.
“I am not saying that there are no good, incorruptible officers in the service, but there are few bad eggs who are giving the service a bad name, ” Ali said.
The Comptroller General of Customs also cautioned the officials against indiscipline and living above their means.
“Our work ethics must change to be in tune with the change mantra as championed by President Muhammadu Buhari,” he said.
Col. Hameed Ali advised the Customs personnel to make integrity, honesty and transparency their watch words.
Col. Hameed Ali gave the warning in Sokoto when he addressed Customs officers of Sokoto/Zamfara/ Kebbi Area Command.
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