The Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), has advised officers of the service to either live within their earnings and remain service or live above their earnings and be sacked.
Ali gave the advice while decorating some newly promoted officers of the service in Abuja on Friday.
The service recently promoted 2,508 officers to various ranks and appointed three as members of its management.
The customs boss warned that any officer in the service who cannot live within his or her remuneration and involve in illicit ways to acquire wealth shall be sacked.
According to him, every officer could survive within the remuneration package of the service, if well managed.
“I will show the way out to any officer who thinks he cannot survive with his remuneration but involve in illicit ways to acquire wealth.
“I know the service gives you enough that you can survive with, it is just a question of prudence.
“You can never have everything you that you desire to acquire.
“You must prioritise your needs and by the time you do that, you will meet your needs,” he advised.
Ali charged the newly promoted officers to be more committed and dedicated to their duties.
He advised them to take their jobs seriously, be fair and firm in their decisions and actions.
The customs boss enjoined the promoted officers to uphold the change mantra in the service and be part of the reform being carried out.
Speaking on behalf of the promoted officers Mr David Chikan, Deputy Comptroller-General thanked the management for their elevations and assured that they would justify the confidence reposed in them.
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