- Compt. Attah
By Anthony Nwachukwu
In view of the Federal Government’s enormous revenue expectations from the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) this year, the management has charged the newly posted comptrollers to bring their years of experience and training in trade facilitation and anti-smuggling activities on their new assignment.
In the postings released Monday, and with immediate effect, the Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC), Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), approved the deployment of 37 comptrollers to various units, departments and commands across the country.
They include Mr. Joseph Attah (until now the Customs Public Relations Officer), who becomes the Area Controller of Kebbi Command; Mr. AAS Oloyede moves from ICT/MOD to Tin Can Island Port Command, while Mr. SI Bomoi heads to FCT Command, according to a statement from the Deputy National PRO, DC T. Bomodi.
Mr. BA Jaiyeoba moves to Oyo/Osun Command, Mr. A Dappa-Williams heads to Eastern Marine Command, Mr. MA Umar moves to Kano/Jigawa, Mr. KC Egwuh moves to ICT/MOD, and Mr. LM Mark to Enugu/Anambra/Ebonyi.
Also, Mr. T Tachio moves to CTC Kano, Mr. AA Umar moves to Western Marine, Mr. M Dansakwa is redeployed to North Eastern Marine, Mr. AC Ayalogu moves to T&T, and Mr. KD Ilesanmi assumes duty as Controller Board, among others.
The CGC 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 the efficient management of data to optimise trade facilitation and revenue collection.
He further directed all officers to be extremely vigilant in protecting the lives and wellbeing of Nigerians by ensuring the full fortification of the nation’s borders against the incursion of smugglers and other cross-border criminals.