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Ali Assumes Duties At Customs, Unfolds Restructure Plans

Paschal Emeka, Abuja Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) has restated his mandate to undertake reforms and re-structuring to enhance the capacity of Nigeria Customs Service in order to  generate more revenue. The Comptroller-General stated this in Abuja during 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. “The mandate he has given me are three basic things: go to Customs, reform Customs, restructure Customs and increase the revenue generation, simple. 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. He 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, facilitation among others, in the interest of the nation. You will recall that Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd) was appointed Comptroller-General of Customs on 27th August, 2015.


– Paschal Emeka, Abuja

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