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Customs sets up fraud detection team

By Godfrey Bivbere

Comptroller-General of the  Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Alhaji Abdulhahi Dikko has set up a committee to check all forms of bribery and  corruption in the service.

The committee known as the Monitoring and Quick Response Team, is charged with the responsibility of ensuring that the Service is eradicated of all vices which has painted the service in bad light in recent times.

In a statement signed by Deputy Public Relations Officer of the Service, Joseph Attah, noted that the squad that is divided into two teams which will ensure that C. G ‘s directives are complied with.

The team will also  monitor check points and inland ports, monitor and report all cases of non compliance and arrest Officers and stakeholders who engage in any form of bribe giving or taking.

The squad is also expected to embark on surprise attacks on smugglers and make seizures and Operate incognito in snuffing out information on new smuggling routes and methodology.

The statement further noted that “The CG emphasized that the squad should not be taken for a task force as they are only put together to compliment the efforts of the Area commands and the Federal Operations Units in ensuring compliance.”

“The Squad is divided into two teams, headed by Assistant Comptroller, Daniya Abdullahi and Chief Superintendent of Customs,  Abubakar Argungu. The teams are to cover in rotation all parts of the country.”


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