Any Customs officer involved or caught in corrupt or shady deals would serve the maximum 10-year jail term prescribed by law.
According to the Comptroller General of Customs (CGC), retired Col. Hameed Ali, this is the new rule.
Ali disclosed this in Sokoto, on Tuesday, while addressing customs officers of Sokoto/Zamfara/Kebbi area Command.
The Customs boss also advised all custom officers to have integrity, honesty and transparency.
“The minimum jail term for corrupt officers is five years, but I will make sure that any officer found to be corrupt gets the maximum jail term of 10 years. This is to serve as a deterrent to any officer who finds himself in the Customs to make money and not to earn money .
“I am not saying that there are no good, incorruptible officers in the service, but there are few bad eggs who are giving the service a bad name. Our work ethics must change to be in tune with the change mantra as championed by President Muhammadu Buhari.”
”You should all do this to minimize the chances of getting into trouble, except those who are criminally minded,” he said.