Customs CG, top officers to declare assets
Written by freshadmin3 on June 2, 2021
Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) and the agency’s employees are to declare their assets as the Federal Government widens the scope of its anti-corruption war.
It was learnt that asset declaration covers all cadres of staff in the Service.
The declared assets will be verified by any agency mandated by the government to do so.
The date for the commencement of asset declaration by customs officers has not been fixed. But, officers will disclose their assets under the same law applicable to bank workers.
Any customs officer found living above his income risks 10 years in jail.
Also, customs officers are liable to additional 10-year jail terms, if he forges, falsifies or alters any document relating to importation, or exportation of goods, products or any article.
President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to issue an instrument on the NSC.
The regulations are in the Bank Employees, etc (Declaration of Assets) Act 1986, which was exclusively obtained by newsmen.
Section 12 of the Act is explicit on the list of those affected in Customs Service.
The Section reads: “Application of Act to the Nigerian Customs Service and to other persons and institutions.