In order to ensure efficiency in service delivery, the Comptroller-General of Customs, Hameed Ali, has redeployed 70 Comptrollers.
According to a statement from the service’s Public Relations Officer, Joseph Attah, the reshufflement is to meet the challenges of fighting smuggling, revenue collection and trade facilitation.
“In the face of challenging security situation and increasing inclination to non-oil revenue drive, the Service must step up to be counted as a necessary safety valve for National growth,” the Customs’ boss said.
The affected officers include Comptrollers Abubakar Bashir, who moves from Port-Harcourt II (Onne) to Apapa; Musa Jibrin from Apapa to Human Resources Development; Comptroller Sa’idu Galadima who moves from Information Communication Technology (ICT) to Port-Harcourt Area II (Onne).
Also, Comptrollers Mohammed Aliyu of Seme Command swapped positions with Comptroller Mohammed Garba of Federal Operations Unit Zone ‘A’ among others.
While reiterating his commitment work with the Federal Government’s policies, Ali charged all the affected officers to bring their experiences to bear in their new postings.
In doing this, he encouraged them to fight smugglers to a standstill and collect “every collectible revenue.”