The Nigeria Customs Service has set a revenue target of N1.5 trillion for 2018. The Comptroller General of Customs, Hammed Ali was said to have disclosed at the first management meeting held last week at the Customs headquarters, Abuja.
In 2017, the Servide generated a total collection of N1.37 trillion, surpassing the year’s target of N770.57 billion.
At the meeting, according to information, the issues promotion of officers, which will soon to be approved by the board and the review of salaries, payment of bonus to Customs officials, and signing of approval letters for the lateral conversion of officers in the inspectorate to superintendent cadres were discussed.
In the meantime, 577 officers were retired according to a circular titled CIRCULAR NO/HRD/2017/003-LIST OF OFFICERS/MEN FOR STATUTORY RETIREMENT IN YEAR 2018’ and signed by Sulaiman M.S.J, Comptroller Establishments, on behalf of Hameed Ali, the Comptroller General.
The officers included a Deputy Comptroller General, an Assistant Comptroller General, 11 Comptrollers, 27 Deputy Comptrollers, 27 Assistant Comptrollers and 23 Chief Superintendents of Customs for retirement.
Similarly the Service carried out promotion and redeploment of some officers as contiaine in a statement issued past week by the Service National Public Relations Officer, Joseph Attah.
Amongst those promoted in acting capacity were Isa Talatu Mairo to Deputy Comptroller-General Tariff and Trade; Amajam Bukar, Controller, Federal Operations Unit Zone C, elevated to the rank of Assistant Comptroller-General, Enforcement, Investigation and Inspection; and David Elisha Chikan as ACG (Human Resources and Development).
“The CGC charged the affected officers to see their appointments and as opportunities to contribute their best towards consolidating the gains of the ongoing reforms in the Service,” Attah said.
Other rank and file officers listed on the retirement notice include five Chief Inspector of Customs Terminal (CIC T); 21 Chief Inspector of Customs (CIC); 21 Superintendent of Customs (SC); 36 Deputy Chief Inspector of Customs (DCIC); 23 Deputy Comptrollers (DCs); 121 Assistant Chief Inspector of Customs (ACIC); four ACIC1; 131 Deputy Inspector of Customs (DIC); and one Assistant Superintendent of Customs 11.
Others are 83 Senior Inspector of Customs (SIC); two Chief Customs Assistant (CCA ‘T’); 18 Inspector of Customs (IC); six CC; three Assistant Inspector of Customs; two Senior Customs Assistant (SCA); and one Customs Assistant (CA).