- Col. Hameed Ali, the Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC), has approved the redeployment of 70 comptrollers
- This is in order to meet the challenges of fighting smuggling, revenue collection and trade facilitation
- Ali urged all affected officers to bring their experiences to the new postings by fighting smugglers to standstill
The Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC), retired Col. Hameed Ali, has approved the redeployment of 70 Comptrollers to meet the challenges of fighting smuggling, revenue collection and trade facilitation.
Ali announced this in a statement by the service public relations officer, Joseph Attah, on Friday, August 3, in Abuja.
Attah said: “among those affected were Comptrollers Abubakar Bashir, who moves from Port-Harcourt II (Onne) to Apapa; Musa Jibrin from Apapa to Human Resources Development.
“Comptroller Sa’idu Galadima who moves from Information Communication Technology (ICT) to Port-Harcourt Area II (Onne), while Comptroller, Mohammed Aliyu of Seme Command swapped positions with Comptroller Mohammed Garba of Federal Operations Unit Zone ‘A’ among others”.
Attah said the CGC, while giving his approval for the redeployment, said the federal government policies on Agriculture, Economy and Security could only be successful with a strong, determined and patriotic Customs Service.
According to him, the CGC urges all affected officers to bring their experiences to bear in the new postings by fighting smugglers to standstill and collecting every collectable revenue.
“In the face of challenging security situation and increasing inclination to non-oil revenue drive, the service must step up to be counted as a necessary safety valve for national growth,” he added.
“The reshuffle is with immediate effect,” he added.
Legit.ng previously reported that the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) set a revenue target of N1.5 trillion for 2018.
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The comptroller-general of customs, Hammed Ali, disclosed this at the first management meeting for 2018 held in Abuja.
A statement by Joseph Attah, customs' public relation officer, on Monday, January 15, said that in 2017, the service generated N1.37 trillion, surpassing the year’s target of N770.57 billion.
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