The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) is continuing on the path of repositioning, the latest effort being the approval by the Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC), Colonel Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd), of the redeployment of 337 Assistant Comptrollers of Customs to various commands across the country “with immediate effect.”
The redeployment exercise, which also confirms Assistant Comptroller Joseph Attah as the substantive Public Relations Officer of the Service, moved Assistant Comptroller B. Babadidi from the Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone ‘D’ to Apapa Area Command; Assistant Comptroller A. Udenze from Information Communication Technology (ICT) to the Tin-Can Island Area Command; Assistant Comptroller K. D. Ilesanmi from the Apapa Area Command to the Kaduna/Katsina Area Cmmand; and Assistant Comptroller O. A. Ugorji from ICT to the Port-Harcourt II Area Command, among others.
Deputy Public Relations Officer of the Service Abubakar Dalhatu quoted the CGC as having charged the affected officers to support the leadership of their new commands in the renewed efforts to entrench a more transparent culture of service delivery.
The Customs chief, according to Dalhatu, said that “so much is expected from NCS in terms of economic and security wellbeing of the country, we cannot afford to fail the nation.”