Acting Customs CG Tasks Officers on Revenue Performance
The Acting Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Dr.
John Atte has directed Customs Area Controllers nationwide to increase
weekly average revenue from the current N13 billion to N35 billion.
The Comptroller-General who gave the directive at a strategy session
of Customs Management and Customs Area Controllers in Abuja, also that
the Area Commanders set up anti-corruption team to monitor Officers
conduct and report to his office accordingly.
On anti-smuggling activities, the Federal Operations Units were
directed to intensify their border patrols to bring smugglers to book.
However, the meeting directed an immediate review of operational
procedures to give maximum effect to the ban on all hinterland patrols
in the country. Similarly, all Task Forces under any name or guise
operating in all seaports, airports and land borders were disbanded
with immediate effect. Officers serving in these adhoc units were to
be withdrawn and redeployed immediately.
The meeting also discussed ways of blocking avenues of revenue
Dr. Atte warned the Area Controllers that they will be held
responsible for staff conduct and discipline in their jurisdictions.