Newly-Appointed Tin Can Comptroller Outlines Code of Duties

Sandra Ukele

The newly appointed Customs Area Comptroller of Tin Can Command Compt. Mohammed Abdullahi Baba Musa has declared his three (3) core areas of administration in delivering his mandate at the Command.

The core areas are: to raise revenue, to increase transparency and integrity and to facilitate trade legitimately.

The CAC made this known through his Public Relations Officer Mr. Uche Ejesieme during a media chat held at the Command. The Comptroller iterated the Command under his administration intends to comply with the Trade Facilitation Agreement signed in Berlin Germany which came into effect in 2017.Through this measure the Command would foresee all hiccups and bottlenecks militating against the business value chain are curbed.

In Compt. Musa’s agenda of service delivery the Command would generate a Time Release Studies (TRS) that would monitor trade declarations; ensure adherence to due diligence in service delivery; verify the times entries are logged in, captured, examined and exited. Through the TRS hindrances to trade facilitation would be at zero level.

The CAC has given orders to Releasing Officers that no impending issue should remain with them longer than 24 hours. According to him any escalating issue should be passed onward to superior officers. If the issue remains unresolved it should then be forwarded to him for clearance.

Mr. Musa has also urged the Dispute Resolution Committee to hold meetings daily. This is as opposed to the Committee’s former meeting days which holds twice a week. The Resolution team must come up with expeditious solutions to any matter behooving its attention the Tin Can Comptroller compelled.

Having resumed work barely three days Compt. Musa inspected certain terminals at the command to have a firsthand view of activities.

Abdullahi Baba Musa has also developed a profile of compliant traders and non-compliant traders. According to him the compliant traders would be granted incentives while the non-compliant ones would be given an advice.

In his words the Command’s doors are wide open to suggestions and creative ideas that would push the Command forward.



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