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Acting Customs CG Tasks Officers on Revenue Performance

By ORIH CHIBUIKE, The Nigerian Voice, Abuja
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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be withdrawn and redeployed immediately.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

leakages.
Dr. Atte warned the Area Controllers that they will be held

responsible for staff conduct and discipline in their jurisdictions.