THE Comptroller General of
the Nigeria Customs Service
(NCS) Col Hammed Ibrahim
Ali (rtd) has announced
the establishment of a
“Customs Police” as an
internal mechanism to
ensure discipline among its
personnel.
Ali who made this know
during the celebration of
International Customs
Day (ICD) which held in
Abuja, said: “within us we
need to police ourselves
and it is essential we have
an internal mechanism to
check and ensure discipline
and to that effect we have
just commissioned our own
Customs Police.”
He said the Customs
police were trained at the
Nigeria military police
school in Zaria, Kaduna
State.
The CGC also said that
securing the borders was
one of the challenges of the
service.
“As at today, smuggling
is one of our most difficult
and challenging issue”, to
solve the problem a regional
security strategy composed
of Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon
and Benin Republic called
Securité Par Collaboration
(SPC++) was introduced,”
Ali said.
He added that in the bid
for Nigeria to diversify
resources the NCS can
be a safety valve for
the country because in
2017 they generated
N1,037,102,179,400.58 in
addition to various seizures
of 4,492 with DPV of
N12,777,321,405.74.
ICD is a day set aside
by the world customs
organisation (WCO) for
global customs community
to celebrate with particular
focus on a chosen theme.
This year’s theme “A secure
business environment for
economic development”
was delivered by Mr George
Onafowokan.

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