The Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd) has approved the redeployment of 70 Comptrollers of Customs with immediate effect.
According to a statement by Joseph Attah, Public Relations Officer of the service, the exercise as in order to rejig the operations of the service to meet the challenges of fighting smuggling, revenue collection and trade facilitation,
Among those affected are, Comptrollers, Abubakar Bashir who moves from Port-Harcourt II (Onne) to Apapa, Musa Jibrin from Apapa to Human Resources Development, Sa’idu Galadima 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’ e.t.c.
The CGC was quoted as saying that the Federal Government policies on agriculture, economy and security can only be successful with a strong, determined and patriotic Customs Service.
He charged all affected officers to bring their experiences to bear in their new postings by fighting smugglers to a standstill and collecting every collectable revenue.
In the face of challenging security situation and increasing inclination to non-oil revenue drive, he said the service must step up to be counted as a necessary safety valve for National growth, he said.