Politics Senate Introduces New Procedure for Appointment of Nigeria Customs Bosses



The Nigerian Senate has begun the process of amending the Nigeria Customs Service Act as regards the appointment of a Comptroller General for the agency.

Chairman of the Senate Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff, Senator Hope Uzodinma (PDP, Imo) made the announcement in a meeting with five ex Comptroller-Generals of the service.

The agreement is that no outsider should be appointed as Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs.

Uzodinma said a Customs Commission will be established to replace the board of the NCS. The commission when established would be headed by a retired Customs CG.

“The commission would monitor the NCS activities and replace the board of the NCS. The appointment of an outsider to head the NCS has derailed the country’s revenue generation,” he said.

The five former CGs at the meeting are Bello Haliru, Jacob Gyang Buba (Gbong Gwon Jos), Nwadialo Benard-Shaw, A. Mustapha and A Kajoli.

“The present boss of the NCS should be called Sole Administrator and not Comptroller-General. Critical changes needed to be done on the service to strengthen it,” Haliru added.


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There's nothing wrong with changes. Procedural rule are subject to changes. But then the catalyst of the change mustn't be biased.

Some of these senators are corney bussiness w\men: importers and are liable to pay taxes.

As important as the office of Comptroller General is, its changes must be done with utmost good faith.
What do you think of this new "change"? @kayode ajayi

Will it be a positive development for the customs, or not?

Can a corrupt system be fixed from within?
Change is inevitable.
You mind worked the rare logic - a neutral person is best to clear the mess in the custom but the crime/corruption is too common.

I don't see anything wrong for bringing a retired military man to head a paramilitary estab. But these 'honourable' w\men are saying that the revenue has dropped.
It could be as a result that the man is not wearing customs uniform and the importers bypass him without paying import duties.

Ain't somebody tired of this NASS.