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No more permanent postings, favouritism among personnel — CGC



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THE Comptroller General of Customs, retired Col. Hameed Ali, said there would be no favouritism in dealing with personnel as any officers who stayed for three years in a unit should expect posting.
Ali said this when he visited the Federal Capital Territory Command in Abuja recently, saying that no more permanent posting to unit commands and departments in the service.
He said that every officer in Customs must work to earn promotion. He also emphasized the need for officers to imbibe discipline in carrying out their duties and shun corruption.
Expatiating further, he said: “All officers are under close watch because if any mistake is done by any unit command, it will register internationally and that is not good for the image of the service.
“The general view of the public is that Customs is the most undisciplined and corrupt service because of the nature of our job that needs to be addressed.You are not in Customs to make money and enrich yourself but to work hard because if you are caught you must face the law”.
He said there would be no god-fatherism in Customs, “you will earn promotion, not get promotion and for you to earn it, you must attain the qualification based on performance evaluation,” Ali said.
Proceeding further, the Customs boss said that officers’ welfare would be upgraded and urged them to work hard in carrying out their duties to boost the service revenue.He emphasized that the service was doing everything possible to meet its 2015 revenue target set by the Federal Government.
“We (Customs) are working hard to meet our set target by the Federal government which is N944billion for 2015.We are hopeful of that and with the cooperation of all segments in our industry, commitment of people and now with the new management we have gotten in place, I am optimistic that we would achieve our goal” he added.
The Comptroller-General also visited the Nigerian Copy right Commission (NCC); National Environmental Standard and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) and the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).