61 officials of the Nigeria Custom Service have been relieved of their duties following a range of offences committed.
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has dismissed not more than 61 officers for offences ranging from certificate forgery, improper examination and fraudulent release of containers.
The list of the affected officers which was obtained exclusively by SHIPS & PORTS DAILY on Monday showed that 16 other officers were retired from the Service also for certificate forgery and refusal of staff order.
The document showed that 41 officers who were investigated and tried were exonerated, 22 officers were issued with query while 5 other officers were given written warning to be of better behaviour.
2 of the officers who were affected were of the rank of Comptroller of Customs while 3 were Deputy Comptrollers of Customs. Others were 9 Assistant Controller and 9 Chief Superintendent of Customs among others.