From Uche Usim, Abuja
A major re-jig of the personnel of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has been announced. The exercise affected 48 Comptrollers who were redeployed by the Comptroller General, Hameed Ali.
Spokesman of Customs, Joseph Attah made the disclosure yesterday in Abuja.
He said the action, which comes barely 10 days after a promotion that affected so many officers, was for effective and efficient service delivery.
“The redeployment is in line with the ongoing reforms of the Service. Comptroller Madugu, M.J from Sokoto/Kebbi/Zamfara has been moved to Ogun Command, while Comptroller Udo-aka, E.A from Investigation department is now at the Oyo/Osun Command. Comptroller Isiyaku, K from Tariff and Trade has been moved to Port Harcourt 1, among others movements”, he said.
Attah further revealed that the Comptroller-General’s Compliance Team has been disbanded and a new team created.
“The new 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 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 was the Comptroller, License and Permit at the NCS headquarters. The axis will be led by Assistant Comptrollers of Customs.
“While making these changes, the CGC expressed his determination to strategically reposition the Service as crucial contributor to the success story of the nation. Revenue leakages must be blocked; the nation needs all collectable revenue” he said.