The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd) has approved the redeployment of 48 Comptrollers of the service in a move he said, was aimed at effective and efficient service delivery.
A statement by spokesman of the Customs, Joseph Attah yesterday said the redeployments were in line with the ongoing reforms in the service.He listed some of the affected officers in the redeployment exercise as Comptroller Madugu, M. J from Sokoto/Kebbi/Zamfara to Ogun Command, Comptroller Udo-Aka, E. A from Investigations to Oyo/Osun Command and Comptroller Isiyaku, K. from Tariff and Trade to Port Harcourt 1, among several others.
He also said the Comptroller-General’s Compliance team has been disbanded and a new team reconstituted. The new team is divided into three. Team A for Western Axis, B for Northern axis and C for Eastern axis to be led by Assistant Comptrollers of Customs.
They are to complement the Federal Operations Unit (FOU) to vigorously crackdown on smuggling activities nationwide with particular focus on the enforcement of non-importation of rice and vehicles through the land borders.
“The new CGC’s Compliance team will be coordinated by Comptroller Azarema, A.A who was the Comptroller, License and Permit at the Customs Headquarters. “While effecting these changes, Ali expressed his determination to strategically reposition the service as a crucial contributor to the nation’s economic recovery. Revenue leakages must be blocked because the country needs all collectable revenues,” he added.
He called on all stakeholders to support the service by being compliant and provide needed information for the operatives to nip smuggling activities in the bud.