The Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) has
charged all Customs Area Controllers (CAC) to ensure strict compliance
with extant laws to enable the Service achieve its 2017 revenue target
of N1,100, 000,000,000.00 (One Trillion, One Hundred Billion Naira).
CGC gave this directive during a strategy meeting with the CACs where
he said Area Controllers must either “shape in or ship out” as there is
no place for complacency in a Service that plays the crucial roles of
revenue collection and border security.
on knowledge based service delivery, the CGC declared 2017 as a year of
training and re-training,stressing that “ignorance will not be excuse
for any officer as there will be refresher courses for officers in
batches this year.”
strategy meeting which provided another opportunity for management
members and the CACs to share experiences and map out strategies for
optimum performances resolved as follows:
• Customs Area Controllers to step up supervisory role on their subordinates.
• Ensure tighter border security.
• Block revenue leakages.
• Punish erring officers and promptly reward hardwork.
• Robust stakeholder engagement for mutual understanding.
meeting coming on the heels of recent seizures of 661 pump action
rifles, underscored the need for the Service to resharpen operational
strategies for higher productivity.