New Customs controllers assume duties, pledge improved revenue

The new Customs Area Controllers recently redeployed to the various commands by the management of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) have formally resumed at their duty posts, SHIPS & PORTS DAILY can authoritatively reveal.

The resumption of the new CACs confirms an exclusive report published by SHIPS & PORTS DAILY on January 5 that Comptroller General of Customs, Hameed Ali had approved the redeployment of 69 Comptrollers serving at various commands, headquarters Abuja and zones of the NCS.

It was gathered that while the handing over ceremony at the various commands were brief and low key, the ne Area Controllers have pledged to improve on their revenue collection and key into the agenda of the Customs Comptroller General.

Speaking with SHIPS & PORTS DAILY yesterday, the new Area Controller in charge of Apapa Area Command, Comptroller Willy Egbudin promised to put in his best to ensure that the command’s revenue target is realized.

He said he is optimistic that there is going to be a change in the forex policy direction of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), which restricts foreign exchange to importers of 41 selected items.

The change, according to him, will help improve cargo throughput at Lagos port and increase revenue collection.

Comptroller Bashar Yusuf formerly in charge of ICT unit at the Customs headquarters is now the new controller in charge of Tin can Island Command while Olubiyi R.O who was redeployed from Lilypond now heads PTML Command.

At Seme Command, the new Area Controller, Victor Dimka who was said to have handed over to his successor at the Federal Operations Unit, Zone C on Monday will formerly assume duties at the command tomorrow (Thursday).


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