BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria Customs sack 48 top officers for misconduct

48 senior officers in the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, have been sacked for professional misconduct, Daily Trust reports. According to a circular dated January 19, 2017 and signed by Ag. Comptroller in charge of Discipline, Ganiyu I.A, the 48 senior officers had their appointment in the ongoing reorganization of the service.

The circular reportedly revealed that about 45 officers were dismissed, 11 retired while the appointment of three we're outrightly terminated.
Those affected are three Deputy Comptroller of Customs (DC), four Assistant Comptroller of Customs (AC), eight Chief Superintendent of Customs (CSC), three Superintendent of Customs (SPC) one Deputy Superintendent of Customs (DSC) and one Assistant Superintendent of Customs (ASC).
The statement with reference number NCS/ADM/DISC/Vol. 1.
The statement title Notification  of disengagement to under listed officers from service reads: “I am directed to request you to disengage the under listed officers, if still found in your zone, Area Command/ unit from any customs activities because they are no longer in active service.

“Eleven other officers were retired from Service, while the appointment of three were terminated" it said.
Meanwhile it was further reported that the Tin-Can Island Command has the highest number of disengaged officers, followed by the Command and Staff College.
In October 2016, 29 senior officers of the Nigeria Customs were sacked for alleged corrupt practices.