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 appointment of two other Officers have been terminated for absence from duty while one Officer was retired for drug addiction.
A statement signed the Public Relations Officer of Customs, Wale Adeniyi said Investigations into offences committed by the Officers in the senior category are now being concluded, adding that Officers found guilty are expected to face similar stiff penalties.
The statement said disciplinary measures were taken after series of investigations and deliberations by the disciplinary committee and recommendations were made to the Management.
The process is said to be 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.