Customs harps on high ethical standard

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Customs harps on high ethical standard :
Investigates alleged misconduct of officer in viral video

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS)
is diligently investigating an incident at Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos, where an officer was observed soliciting ₦5000 bribe from a passenger.

The National Public Relations Officer of Customs, CSC ABDULLAHI MAIWADA, made this known in a press statement released on Media/Customs platform.

The statement reads : “This unprofessional behaviour has rightfully raised public concern. We are committed to ensuring full accountability.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the incident transpired at New Terminal, within the departure hall of Murtala Mohammed International Airport Lagos and was captured on video by the passenger involved.

“The recording reveals an inappropriate request for ₦5000 in exchange for expeditious processing of Customs procedures.

“We wish to confirm that the officer implicated is indeed a member of the Nigeria Customs Service, properly assigned to the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Area Command.

“The NCS strongly condemns this unprofessional conduct and is dedicated to upholding the highest standard of professionalism. A comprehensive investigation is underway to scrutinize the incident thoroughly and appropriate actions will be taken.

“Such behaviour is entirely inconsistent with the core values of our service. We are resolute in maintaining a transparent and accountable customs operation.

“We encourage passengers and the public to report any case of misconduct or corruption promptly. Such report is crucial in upholding the integrity of our service and ensuring that officers adhere to the highest ethical standard.

“The NCS is unwavering in its commitment to fostering a culture of transparency and accountability. The outcome of the investigation will be communicated to the public at the earliest opportunity”.

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