NIGRRIA:CUSTOMS BOSS RESIGNS

The controller general of the Nigerian Customs Service Dikko Abdullahi has resigned.mr Dikko Adbullahi is expected to precede on his voluntary retirement from Tuesday, August 18.

He had earlier written a letter on August 3 to the President in which he expressed his desire to proceed on voluntary retirement from Tuesday.

The Buhari in accepting his resignation on August 14, thanked the NCS boss for his services to the county in the last six years.

ALAFNET.COM notes that Mr Abdullahi had in his letter to the President thanked him for the confidence and trust reposed on him since he [Buhari] was inaugurated on May 29 and pointed out that by August 18, The Customs boss had, on assumption of office, articulated a six-point agenda which he vigorously pursued.Mr Dikko reiterates he is not afraid of the probe of his tenure, as revenue collection into various coffers of the government increased drastically under his watch.

 

He said the agenda had positively impacted on the efficiency and performance of officers of the service and had drastically changed the negative perception of the service.

Mr Abdullahi listed the six-point agenda to include capacity building, introduction of e-Customs, enhancing productivity through improved welfare package, moral rebirth for discipline and integrity in service, collaboration and partnering with stakeholders and international organisations, as well as fostering understanding of the Service in the eye of the general public using an intensified and a well-coordinated public relations platform.

The average monthly collection in 2009 when he took over was about 29 billion Naira, but that it was now between 90 to 100 billion Naira , mr abdullahi insists.

 

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