The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has announced the deployment of 37 Comptrollers to various Units, Departments and Commands across the country.
The development was announced in a statement on Tuesday by the Deputy National Spokesman of Customs, DC T. Bomodi.
The statement noted that the appointment was approved by the Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd.) and is part of efforts to rejig and reinvigorate the service.
The Customs boss disclosed that the deployment of the Comptrollers is with immediate effect.
Ali charged the newly posted Comptrollers to justify the confidence reposed in them by the management of the service and redouble their commitment to duty in their new appointments.
He also advised the newly appointed senior officers to bring to bear their years of experience and training in trade facilitation and anti-smuggling activities on their new assignment.
Among those deployed are Comptroller AAS Oloyede who shall be moving from ICT/MOD to Tin Can Island Port Command, Comptroller SI Bomoi to FCT Command while Comptroller Joseph Oboshi Attah will assume the office of Area Controller in Kebbi Command.
Other postings are Comptroller BA Jaiyeoba to Oyo/Osun Command, Comptroller A Dappa-Williams to Eastern Marine Command, Compt. MA Umar Kano/Jigawa, Compt. KC Egwuh ICT/MOD, Compt. LM Mark Enugu/Anambra/Ebonyi, Compt. T Tachio CTC Kano, Compt. AA Umar Western Marine, Compt. M Dansakwa North Eastern Marine, Compt. AC Ayalogu T & T and Compt. KD Ilesanmi will assume duty as Controller Board among others.
The statement reads: “Given the enormous expectations of government regarding revenue generation in the current year, the Comptroller General reiterated the need for all Area Controllers and Unit heads to take full charge of the affairs of their Commands by ensuring absolute compliance with extant fiscal policies while leveraging on the efficient management of data to optimize trade facilitation and revenue collection.
“Furthermore, the CGC directed all officers to be extremely vigilant in protecting the lives and wellbeing of Nigerians by ensuring the full fortification of our borders against the incursion of smugglers and other cross border criminals.”