PRO and 36 other Comptrollers have been reassigned by Customs to increase revenue.
The deployment of 37 Comptrollers to various Units, Departments, and Commands across the country has been approved by the Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd.).
He charged the newly posted Comptrollers in the postings released on Tuesday to justify the Nigeria Customs Service Management’s confidence in them by bringing their years of experience and training in trade facilitation and anti-smuggling activities to bear on their new assignment.
Comptroller AAS Oloyede, who will be moving from Information and Communications Technology to Tin Can Island Port Command, Comptroller SI Bomoi to FCT Command, and Comptroller Joseph Attah to Area Controller in Kebbi Command, are among those who will be deployed.
Prior to his recent assignment, Attah worked as a Customs Public Relations Officer.
Comptroller BA Jaiyeoba has been assigned to Oyo/Osun Command, Comptroller A Dappa-Williams to Eastern Marine Command, Comptroller MA Umar Kano/Jigawa, Comptroller KC Egwuh ICT/MOD, Comptroller LM Mark Enugu/Anambra/Ebonyi, Comptroller T Tachio CTC Kano, Comptroller.
Given the government’s high expectations for revenue generation this year, the Comptroller General emphasized the importance of all Area Controllers and Unit heads taking full control of their Commands by ensuring strict adherence to existing fiscal policies and leveraging data management to improve trade facilitation and revenue collection.
Furthermore, the CGC instructed all officers to be extremely vigilant in protecting Nigerians’ lives and property by ensuring that our borders are fully fortified against smugglers and other cross-border criminals.
In 2022, the Nigeria Customs Service hopes to generate N4.1 trillion in revenue.
In 2021, the NCS generated N2.3 trillion in revenue, exceeding the target by N63 billion.
Last year, the FG set a revenue target for the agency of N1.67 trillion for 2021.