The Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ali, has warned overweight officials to lose weight or risk losing their jobs.
Ali made the statement during Nigerian Customs Command and Staff College graduation ceremony for its junior course in Abuja on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, the Nation reports.
“We are going to put in place a weight level. If you go beyond a certain weight level, you will be put on probation.
“If you cannot cope, we will probably get you out. Obesity should not be part of us; that is why we are called paramilitary.”
The customs boss also urged officers who are yet to key into the reformation going on in the service to do so immediately.
“Today, we have been able to place customs on a high pedestal. People respect customs, not because of anything, but because we are beginning to change the way we do business.
“We are not asking for bribe anymore, although it’s still going on, but not in many places. Also, we are not living flamboyantly, he said.”
A total of 40 junior officers graduated with nine being female.