– Hameed Ali says he would sack any officer living above earnings
– The Customs boss said officers are being adequately remunerated
– According to him, every officer could survive within the remuneration package of the service
In efforts to curb corruption in the service, the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), has threatened to sack any officer who is living above his or her remuneration or who is involved in illicit ways to acquire wealth.
The Customs boss disclosed this while decorating some newly promoted officers of the service in Abuja on Friday, November 22.
Ali consequently warned that no officer in the service should live above his or her earnings if they desire to remain in service.
He insisted that every officer could survive within the remuneration package of the service, if well managed.
He also urged them to prioritise their needs because this will actually help them meet the needs.
Meanwhile, recall that Legit.ng had reported that the Customs appointed a deputy comptroller-general and three other assistant comptrollers-general.
Also affected in the promotion exercise are 2,508 officers of the service.
Joseph Attah, the spokesperson of the NCS, confirmed this in a statement. He added that the promotion of the officers was effective from January 1, 2018.
The statement added that a total of 115 assistant comptrollers were made deputy comptrollers through the promotion exercise while 145 Chief Superintendent of Customs (CSC) became assistant comptrollers.
The statement also identified the newly appointed DCG as David Chikan while the three new ACGs are Kashim Ajiya, Dinatu Umaru and Yusuf Bashar.
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