http://www.aroundlife.net/average-masters-thesis-length/ By Abdulwaheed Usamah,
That Nigerian Customs Service set N1.5 trillion as revenue to be generated in 2018 through the service’s commands across the federation has been proven unauthentic by the office which claimed that the information did not emerged from the service and that it was never in contact with any member of the public on the alleged report.
The service also debunked report that the office had signed retirement paper of 577 officers, who were claimed to be due to exit customs, but confirmed that of promotion and redeployment of its personnel as contained in a statement attributed to the service National Public Relations Officer, Joseph Attah, recently.
While report on the set N1.5 trillion and other development had sunk in the public domain, with believe that since the service was able to generated declared N1.2 trillion in 2017, shooting above its target for the year, and that covering the announced set figure should not be a problem for the service, The Guild gathered that the office that had not released such information to members of press.
Finding by our correspondent after contacting the service to clarified doubts on uncleared information, discovered that the report on the retirement of 577 officers must have been scooped from an internal monthly routine circular, which serves as reminder to officers that maybe due for retirement, and that it may have been double crossed by newsmen.
Meanwhile, The Guild had reported yesterday that the service Comptroller-General, Hammed Ali, announced N1.5 trillion as targeted revenue to be generated by the NCS before close of the stated year, the report which it later found unauthentic as claimed by its sources.
Attah, who confided in The Guild on Tuesday, discredited the report that the office had pegged N1.5 trillion as revenue to be generated in 2018 and that the information was not from office of the Controller-General.
He also cleared air over the 577 reported officers that were claimed would be going for retirement by undisclosed period, saying the information were not true.
The service boss expressed concerned over impression such report would have sent to public particularly on side of stakeholders.
According to him, the Controller-General did not released information on revenue to would be generated in 2018 nor did he directed any member of the service to inform public on any planned retirement.
“I am yet to come to term with report across dailies headlines that customs set N1.5 trillion for 2018 revenue and that it is also retiring 577 officers.
“At least, if there there were anything of such, it is ethical of journalists to contact my office to verify authenticity of the report before circulating”, he Attah clarified.
The service boss stated that the report never emanated from his office and public must disregard the information, which he discredited.
He assured that the office would reach out to media organisations so as not to misinformed members of the public with untrue information.
Meanwhile, on The Guild’s previous report, the information gathered was linked to a statement credited to Attah, by our sources who claimed that the report leaked after first management meeting for 2018 held in Abuja, where Ali was reported to had said that in 2017, the Service generated N1.37 trillion, surpassing the year’s target of N770.57 billion, and that the service would prove better in 2018
Our report claimed from the statement that promotion of officers, which would soon be approved by the board and the review of salaries, payment of bonus to Customs officials, were also part of development to be expected in 2018.
The Guild also wrote that the statement disclosed 577 officers due for retirement and according to a circular released which was signed by Comptroller Establishments.
According to our report, 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.
“Among those promoted in acting capacity were Isa Talatu Mairo to Deputy Comptroller-General Tariff and Trade; Amajam Bukar, Controller, Federal Operations Unit Zone C, elevated to the rank of Assistant Comptroller-General, Enforcement, Investigation and Inspection and David Elisha Chikan as ACG (Human Resources and Development),’’ it said.
It said that the CGC charged the affected officers to see their appointments and as opportunities to contribute their best towards consolidating the gains of the ongoing reforms in the service,” it said.
Other rank and file listed on the retirement notice include five Chief Inspectors of Customs Terminal (CIC T); 21 Chief Inspector of Customs (CIC); 21 Superintendents of Customs (SC) and 36 Deputy Chief Inspectors of Customs (DCIC)
Others are 23 Deputy Comptrollers (DCs); 121 Assistant Chief Inspectors of Customs (ACIC); four ACIC1; 131 Deputy Inspectors of Customs (DIC) and one Assistant Superintendent of Customs 11