Hameed Ali, comptroller-general of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), has threatened to sack any officer who acquires wealth illegally.
Ali gave the warning while decorating some newly promoted officers of the service in Abuja on Friday.
The service recently promoted 2,508 officers to various ranks and appointed three as members of its management.
Ali said for customs officers to remain in service, they must avoid living above their earnings.
He said every officer could survive within the remuneration package of the service, if well managed.
“I will show the way out to any officer who thinks he can not survive with his remuneration but involve in illicit ways to acquire wealth,” he said.
“I know the service gives you enough that you can survive with, it is just a question of prudence. You can never have everything you that you desire to acquire
“You must prioritise your needs and by the time you do that, you will meet your needs.”
Ali charged the newly promoted officers to be more committed and dedicated to their duties.
He advised them to take their jobs seriously, be fair and firm in their decisions and actions.
David Chikan, deputy comptroller-general, who spoke on behalf of the promoted officers, thanked the management for elevating them.