As part of efforts to shore up its revenue, the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) has approved the redeployment of 70 Comptrollers of the agency.
A statement by the Public Relations Officer (PRO), Joseph Attah listed the names of some f the affected Comptrollers to include: Abubakar Bashir who was moved from Port-Harcourt II (Onne) to Apapa, Musa Jibrin from Apapa to Human Resources Development, while Sa’idu Galadima was redeployed from Information Communication Technology (ICT) to Port-Harcourt Area II (Onne).
According to the statement, apart from increasing the revenue profile of the agency, the development is to further enhance its anti-smuggling war and to improve trade facilitation by NCS.
Also affected is the Comptroller, Mohammed Aliyu of Seme Border Command who swapped positions with the Comptroller, Federal Operations Unit Zone ‘A’. Mohammed Garba.
Giving his approval for the redeployment, Col. Ali stated that the Federal Government policies on agriculture, economy and security could only be successful with a strong, determined and patriotic NSC.
The NSC boss urged affected officers to bring their experiences to bear in their new postings by fighting smugglers to a standstill and collecting every collectable revenue.
He added that in the face of challenging security situation and increasing inclination to non-oil revenue drive, NSC must step up to be counted as a necessary safety valve for national growth.