Customs boss pledges to tackle corruption
Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hamed Ibrahim Ali (rtd), has reiterated his commitment to tackle corruption.
Ali, who commenced a tour of the Lagos port on Monday, said any agent involved in false declarations risked a five-year jail term.
Addressing stakeholders Ali pledged his determination to key into the anti corruption crusade of President Muhammadu Buhari as part of measures to reposition the Service.
Appealing to stakeholders to adhere strictly to extant laws and regulations, Ali said when agents follow trade rules and apply them; most of the problems associated with delays in clearance of goods at the port will be eliminated.
The Customs boss said: “My mandate is very clear. Reform, restructure and increase revenue generation. Where there is no law and order, it is chaos and where there is chaos, there will be no progress”.
He added: “If we follow the laws and apply them, 99 percent of our problem will not be there. I am a strict execution of law. That is my background. I was a military officer for 27 years. So, I know what it is to enforce law”.