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Customs warns new recruits on corruption

By AbdulSalam Muhammad

KANO—The Nigerian Custom Service has warned the new recruit who joined  the service with the ‘get rich quick’ mentality to leave the service and look elsewhere.

The Commandant, Nigeria Customs Training College , Kano , Malam Ali Wakili gave the warning while addressing 498 new intakes into the college explaining that the erroneous impression about the service is a farce.

‘I want to make it clear that the service has zero tolerance for corruption and if any of you come in with the mentality of get rich quick, we enjoin such students to look elsewhere to actualize their dream’, Ali Wakili, said.

Malam Wakili dismissed notions held be a section of the society that custom personnel make money indiscriminately, stressing that this does not exist within the system.

Malam Wakili then called on the trainees to be conscious of the quest to rid the society of corrupt practices through the anti-graft campaign of the president Umar Musa Yar’Adua led administration, adding that anyone found wanting will face the full wrath of the law.

The Commandant of the Training College revealed that the trainees would be tutored on the history of the custom service, its board, administration and duties, government fiscal policies, taxation, tariff and excise laws and procedures, civil service rule and financial instruction.

He also enjoined the new intakes to be diligent and abstain from acts that could breach laid down regulation in the college.

Malam Ali Wakili said that due to certain exigencies the six months course has been reduced to four months, pointing out that “it is my expectation that you will utilize the four months of your stay to learn to abide by simple instructions”.


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