The Nigeria Customs Service has set a revenue target of N1.5 trillion for 2018. The Comptroller-General of Customs, Hammed Ali, disclosed this at the first management meeting for 2018 held in Abuja. A statement by Joseph Attah, Customs PRO on Monday, said that in 2017, the Service generated N1.37 trillion, surpassing the year’s target of N770.57 billion. According it, promotion of officers, which would soon be approved by the board and the review of salaries, payment of bonus to Customs officials, were discussed.
It added that 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. “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. “Similarly, the Service carried out promotion and redeployment of some officers as contained in a statement issued some weeks ago by the Service National Public Relations Officer, Joseph Attah.