- Frowns at ridiculous comparison
The National Public Relations Officer of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Comptroller Joseph Attah, has said that the newly promoted Deputy Superintendent of Customs (DSC), in a viral video making rounds on social media platforms,
is not a bandit.
He made this known in official statement signed by the Customs management at the head quarters in Abuja.
Comptroller Attah, frowned at a situation where mischief makers are using
simple human error, which occurred during decoration to ridicule the person of an officer recruited through a rigorous process and trained in 2011.
He pointed out :
“The attention of Nigeria Customs Service has been drawn to a ridiculous video making rounds on social media platforms, comparing a newly promoted Deputy Superintendent of Customs and a bandit with insinuation that the Customs Officer is the bandit that was recruited into the Service.
“When this Officer in a nervous excitement could not get his acts together during decoration, resulting in various public commentaries, little did we imagine that mischief makers would descend so low to fabricate this evil”.
He explained :
“For the avoidance of doubt, the Officer in question was recruited through a rigorous process, trained in 2011 and has grown to the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Customs, ( 3 stars ).
“It is therefore very unfortunate that those who are bent on presenting the Country in bad light could take a simple human error during decoration to ridicule his person and attempting to extend same to the Service and the nation.
“This is obviously the hand work of unpatriotic elements that should be ignored. A good look at the pictures will clearly show that the Customs Officer is NOT the pictured bandit.
” NCS therefore urges all well meaning Nigerians to ignore the ridiculous comparison and treat it as the work of those who do not wish the nation well”.