Nigeria: President Buhari honours Customs Officer who rejected $16 Million Bribe

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Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has awarded an Assistant Comptroller-General of Customs in Nigeria for rejecting bribe.

Bashir Abubakar, according to Mr. Buhari, rejected a bribe of $412,000 per container offered him by drug traffickers seeking to bring 40 containers of Tramadol into Nigeria.

That amounts to about $16, 480,000.

President Buhari, in a statement, described the Assistant Comptroller-General’s action as “a fine example of incorruptibility, worthy of emulation by all.”

He said, “Nigeria will progress only if it is founded on these values of ethics and integrity.”


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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