Customs Strike Force is gone !!!
…No more Strike Force – CGC Adeniyi echoes
Customs Strike Force is gone ! Yes, the Strike Force is no more, because the Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, CGC Bashir Adewale Adeniyi MFR, in effort to promote best practice and enhance trade facilitation has approved dissolution of CGC’s Strike Force Team with immediate effect .
The CGC equally directed the Federal Operations Units to take over all responsibilities of the Strike Force across the Federation going forward.
This latest development is in tandem with his vision of ensuring result-oriented anti-smuggling strategies while facilitating legitimate trade for greater efficiency.
More so, the decision to disband the Strike Force Team is also seen as a strategic review of Customs anti-smuggling operations for optimal performance.
Accordingly, the CGC has therefore given the Federal Operations Units and other Enforcement formations a marching order to use all instruments of law available to discharge their duties effectively, to protect the nation’s economy from activities of saboteurs.
He also directed strict adherence to enshrined Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and the rules of engagement while dealing decisively with economic saboteurs.
Therefore, to ensure transparency and accountability, all anti-smuggling formations have also been mandated to boldly ascribe their names on all operational vehicles to checkmate the possibility of excesses and misconduct
Recall that the CGC, in his maiden address, stated unequivocally that all encumbrances and other obstacles to trade facilitation would be dismantled while fostering a new culture of consultation and compliance.