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Tin Can Customs Chief booted out as Hameed Ali anounces shake up

Comptroller General of Customs Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd.).

Area Controller of Customs, Tin Can Island,Mr MBA Musa , one of the longest serving area Controllerds , is among 37 officers redeployed in a major shake up announced by the Comptroller General of Customs Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd.). In all , no fewer than 37 Comptrollers were affected in the deployments announced in Abuja yesterday.

Hameed Ali while announcing the changes charged the newly posted Comptrollers to justify the confidence reposed in them by bringing their years of experience and training in trade facilitation and anti-smuggling activities to bear on their new assignment.

Among those deployed are Comptroller AAS Oloyede who shall be moving from ICT/MOD to Tin Can Island Port Command, Comptroller SI Bomoi to FCT Command, while Comptroller Joseph Oboshi Attah will assume the office of Area Controller in Kebbi Command. Other postings are Comptroller BA Jaiyeoba to Oyo/Osun Command, Comptroller A Dappa-Williams to Eastern Marine Command, Compt. MA Umar Kano/Jigawa, Compt. KC Egwuh ICT/MOD, Compt. LM Mark Enugu/Anambra/Ebonyi, Compt. T Tachio CTC Kano, Compt. AA Umar Western Marine, Compt. M Dansakwa North Eastern Marine, Compt. AC Ayalogu T & T and Compt. KD Ilesanmi will assume duty as Controller Board among others.

Given the enormous expectations of government regarding revenue generation in the current year, the Comptroller General reiterated the need for all Area Controllers and Unit heads to take full charge of the affairs of their Commands by ensuring absolute compliance with extant fiscal policies while leveraging on the efficient management of data to optimize trade facilitation and revenue collection.

Furthermore, the CGC directed all officers to be extremely vigilant in protecting the lives and wellbeing of Nigerians by ensuring the full fortification of our borders against the incursion of smugglers and other cross border criminals.

The deployments take immediate effect.