The Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd), has approved the redeployment of 48 Comptrollers of the Nigerian Customs Service.
The redeployment, which is said to be in line with the ongoing reforms of the Service, moved Comptroller Madugu, M.J. from Sokoto/ Kebbi/ Zamfara to Ogun Command; Comptroller Udoaka, E.A from Investigation to Oyo/Osun Command and Compt. Isiyaku, K. from Tariff and Trade to Port Harcourt 1, among others.
Similarly, the Comptroller- General’s Compliance Team has been disbanded and a new team reconstituted and has been divided into three. Team A for Western Axis, B for Northern axis and C for Eastern axis.
According to a statement issued on Thursday by the NCS, the teams are to complement the Federal Operations Units in order to crackdown vigorously on all forms of 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 before now has been the Comptroller License and Permit at the NCS HQ. The Axis will be led by the Assistant Comptrollers of Customs.
While effecting these changes, the CGC expressed his determination to reposition the Service as a crucial contributor to the success story of the nation.
“Revenue leakages must be blocked; the nation needs all collectable revenue,” he said.
He called on all stakeholders to support the Service by being compliant, as well as provide needed information for the operatives to nip smuggling activities in the bud.