NAGAFF urges Customs to be fair in promotion of officers

There are doubts of impartiality with the recent promotion exercise by the Nigeria Customs Service as the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) calls on the Service to be fair in the promotion of its officers.

A statement signed by the association’s Head of Special Duties, Stephen Ibe, although describing the present management team of NCS as an epitome of a new order on matters of customs administration and management said that there is still a need for the Service to “ensure equity and fairness to all manner of officers and men on matters of movement order and promotion.”

Ibe said that this will help boost the morale and attain the ideals of job satisfaction for the officers.

He said that for the Customs Service to forge ahead with its ongoing revolution of trade practices, it needs to address certain lapses surrounding its regimental/administrative terrain.

He also said that not to be overlooked is the Service’s need to ensure compliance with import regulations; reduce customs clearance procedures; engage in anti-corruption war with honesty, commitment, and discipline; and imbibe the culture of professionalism and best ethical standards.

He further urged the NCS to strive in the enforcement of lawful orders and regulations especially by exercising the political will to “prosecute extreme revenue fraudsters to serve as a warning to those who have the intention to evade customs duty.”