Newly appointed Coordinator in charge of Zone ‘A’ of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Harvey Road, Yaba, Lagos, Assistant Comptroller General (ACG) Banke Adeyemo has pledged to restore and implement key reforms so as to maximize the Zone’s revenue target.
Zone ‘A’ which houses the major revenue generating commands is expected to generate 75 percent of the NCS total revenue collection.
Speaking exclusively with SHIPS & PORTS DAILY in her office shortly after a taking over from her predecessor yesterday, Adeyemo said the Service has put in place necessary tools to achieve the 1.2 trillion target for the 2014 fiscal year but require integrity, passion and change of attitude to work on the part of officers to facilitate legitimate trade which will in turn translate to higher revenue collection.
“75 percent of the N1.2 trillion target that we have been given by government is expected from the Zone. On my watch, I intend to restore and to implement the public service reforms that have been put in place by government. One of it is to implement key performance management structure. Officers have been trained and we have the tools to work with, the tools to achieve the target.
“It is imperative on that note, that there is a need for internal re-engineering. There has to be a change of attitude. To achieve the target, there has to be a seamless flow of trade,” she said.
Adeyemo added that the Zone under her watch will put up structures that will checkmate the excesses of officers even as she promises hard times for revenue defaulters.
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