By Maritime Newsroom
- In a bid to really bring efficiency, effectiveness in its services and operations, as well as fight smuggling, facilitate trade and increase revenue generation, the management of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) led by Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd.) has redeployed 70 Comptrollers of Customs to other commands of the service across the federation to achieve a desired result.
In a statement made available by the Customs headquarters, Abuja and signed by the National Public Relations Officer of the service, Joseph Attah, those affected in the redeployment exercise include: Compt. Abubakar Bashir who moves from Port-Harcourt II (Onne ) to Apapa commad, Compt. Musa Jubrin of Apapa premier Command who is now moving from Apapa Premier Command to the Human Development, headquarters,.Abuja’s, Comptroller. Sa`idu Galadima redeployed from Information Communication Technology (ICT) to Port-Harcourt,.Area II (Onne), while Comptroller Mohammed Aliyu of Seme command will now be in charge of FOU, Zone ‘A’ Ikeja as Compt. Mohammed Garba swappes with him.
Giving details of the redeployment as approved by the Customs General Comptroller (CGC) Col.Hameed Ali (Rtd.), he (the CGC) said that Federal Government policies on Agriculture, Economy and Security can only be successful with a strong, determined and patriotic customs service.
According to the statement, the CGC charged the affected officers to bring their experience to bear in their new postings by fighting smuggling to a standstill and collecting every collectable revenue.
”In the face of the present security challenge in the country and the increasing inclination to non-oil revenue drive, the service must set up to be counted as a necessary safety valve for National growth,”
- The redeployment, according to Attah, is with immediate effects.