The Nigeria Customs Service has debunked media reports that its Comptroller General, Col. Ahmed Alli has been flown abroad for medical reasons.
NCS stated this known in a statement released by Public Relations Officer of Customs, DC Timi Bomodi on Sunday afternoon.
The statement made available to the NPO Reports noted that the news of customs boss slump and flown abroad was baseless and has no iota of truth.
Timi said that the motive behind the report by some online publications is best known to them.
It said such reports wont stop agency from building a world-class institution worthy of support of all Nigerians.
The statement read; “The attention of the Nigeria Customs Service has been drawn to an online report stating that the Comptroller General of Customs has slumped and was consequently flown abroad for medical treatment.
“To put the records straight, the Comptroller General of Customs Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd.) is hale and hearty and not ill as reported by a little known online media outlet.
“While the motive for concocting this story is unknown to the Service, we want to reassure all our stakeholders and well-meaning Nigerians that all is well health-wise with the Comptroller General. We believe that good health and life itself are gifts from God Almighty and those to whom these gifts are bestowed are blessed indeed.
“Anyone who will think so negatively as to attribute ill health to a healthy person should be mindful of the legal consequences of spreading falsehood and take cognizance of the fact that karma itself is unsparing in its exactitude.
“The Comptroller General who throughout his tenure has sacrificed his time and energy to drive the reforms agenda of this administration has earned remarkable successes in restructuring and raising unprecedented revenue for the Service. We know that some persons are trying to take advantage of his absence resulting from a well earned official leave to stir unnecessary controversy in the polity.
“This will not distract NCS Management from carrying out its brief as it seeks to rebuild a world-class institution worthy of the prayers and support of all Nigerians”. He added