Customs Management is set for a major redeployment of its officers, in a bid to further reposition and become more effective in achieving corporate goals.
The redeployment which may affect close to 70 officers, is however being closely veiled, igniting fears, that officers suspected to be directly linked with the redeployment information leaks, may be severely punished, since they were not officially authorised to do so.
The unauthorised leaks, which industry analysts are already waiting to ‘dissect’ once confirmed, allegedly affect Comptroller in charge of Tin Can Island, Jubrin Zakari, Victor Dimka of the Federal Operations Unit, Zone C, and 67 other.
Zakari was indicated to have been moved to Excise unit at the Customs headquarters while Comptroller Willy Egbudin moves from Enforcement, Investigation & Inspection unit at the Customs headquarters to Apapa Area Command.
Victor Dimka who is currently in charge of the Federal Operations Unit, FOU, Zone C is slated to move to the Enforcement, Investigation & Inspection unit of the service; while Comptroller Bashir Yusuf is set to move from ICT unit to head Tin Can Island Port Command; when UK Bello moves from Post Clearance Audit at the Customs headquarters to take over the Import & Export unit.
But while the ‘losers’ and ‘gainers’ may be pensively bidding their time, there is likelihood that the Customs high command is genuinely determined to curb a culture which does not keep official secrets, ‘secret’.
Specifically, officers who were believed to have direct link with the internal ‘memo’ have already been summoned, in ‘military’ styles, with the aim of identifying the real ‘moles’, so as to adequately sanction them.
The Comptroller General of Customs, Col Hameed Ali is however said to be determined to ensure that no innocent person was wrongly punished.
Officially however, the Customs Service has denied every report in respect of any redeployment of its officers.


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