Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd) has sanctioned the redeployment of 48 comptrollers of customs.
The development which is a major shakeup of Nigeria Customs Service, had Comptroller Madugu M.J moved from Sokoto/Kebbi/Zamfara to Ogun Command.
Among others, Comptroller Udo-aka E.A was moved from Investigation to Oyo/Osun Command and Compt, while Isiyaku K was moved from Tariff and Trade to Port Harcourt 1.
Customs spokesman Joseph Attah, who disclosed this in a statement, added that the Comptroller-General’s Compliance team has been disbanded and a new team reconstituted.
He said, “The new compliance team is divided into three. Team A for Western Axis, B for Northern axis and C for Eastern axis.
“They are to complement the Federal Operations Units in order to vigorously crackdown on all forms of smuggling activities nationwide with particular focus on the enforcement of non-importation of rice and vehicles through the land borders.
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“The new CGC’s Compliance team will be co-ordinated 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 Assistant Comptrollers of Customs. While effecting these changes, the CGC expressed his determination to strategically 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 that Ali has called on all stakeholders to support the service by ensuring compliance to rules as well as give essential information for the Operatives to nip smuggling activities in the bud.
Ali had also late March this year approved immediate redeployment of 337 assistant comptrollers of customs to various commands across the country.
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