New customs CG pledges to enhance capacity, generate more revenue

THE new Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS)  Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) has
pledged to  undertake reforms and re-structuring as part of measures to  enhance capacity and  generate more revenue.
The Comptroller-General stated this in Abuja at his maiden meeting  held with Management of the Service on assumption of duty. He charged  Customs Management to work with him to deliver on the mandate given by  President Mohammadu Buhari.
He said: “The mandate he has given me are three basic things: go to Customs,  reform Customs, restructure Customs and increase the revenue  generation. I don’t think that is ambiguous, I don’t think
that is cumbersome”. It is precise and I believe that is what all of  you are here to do”, he told the Senior Officers.
According to a statement issued by the  Public Relation Officer (PRO), Wale Adeniyi, Ali  pleaded with the Management not to see him as a stranger in the  Customs Family, noting that his mission in Customs is to help build  and strengthen the Service.
He solicited the support and loyalty of all Officers and Men in his  collective approach to make Nigeria Customs a better service.
Earlier, the Deputy Comptroller General covering duties for CGC, John  Atte, while handing over gave him a brief history of the Service and  assured him of unquestionable loyalty of Officers and Men to work
towards suppression of smuggling, increased revenue collection,  trade facilitation among others, in the interest of the nation.

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