Ultimate magazine theme for WordPress.

Customs boss frowns at revenue leakages at ports, disbands all task forces

Acting Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Dr John Atte, has frowned at revenue leakages at the nation’s ports and gave Area
Controllers marching orders to increase weekly average revenue from the current
N13 billion to N35 billion.

The directive was part of decisions taken during a
strategy session of Customs Management and Customs Area Controllers in Abuja.

The session presided over by Atte was convened to discuss various areas of
revenue leakages and put in place measures to plug them.

A statement by the Public Relations Officer of the
Customs, Mr Wale Adeniyi, said that the Ag. Comptroller-General directed for
the immediate setting up of anti-corruption seats in all Area Commands to
monitor Officers conduct and report to his office accordingly.
On anti-smuggling activities, the Federal Operations
Units were directed to intensify their border patrols to bring smugglers to
book. However, the meeting directed an immediate review of operational
procedures to give maximum effect to the ban on all hinterland patrols in the
all Task Forces under any name or guise operating in all seaports, airports and
land borders were disbanded with immediate effect. Officers serving in these
adhoc units were to be withdrawn and redeployed immediately.
The meeting directed Area Controllers to take full
control of their areas, stressing that they will be held responsible for staff
conduct and discipline in their jurisdictions.

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.