Some part of a circular signed by the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hammed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) has directed all Deputy Comptrollers-General, Zonal Coordinators and Customs Area Controllers to make a declaration of their assets within 14 days.
This is is part of the new measure put in place to push transparency and compliance with the rule of law.
“The directive on assets declaration is in compliance with ”˜The Bank Employees Declaration of Assets Act Cap B1 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004‘. Though the Act provides for asset declaration by all Bank employees, it also empowers the President to extend its application to other categories of persons”.
Section 12 (1) states that “The provision of this Act shall apply to the Comptroller-General, Deputy Comptroller-General, Assistant Comptroller-General, Chief Collector, Principal Collector and other Officer, Staff or employee of the Nigeria Customs Service as the apply to a Chief Executive or an employee of a Bank”.
The General in his address noted that Custom Officers had in the past failed to adhere to these rules but in this case, the 14 day ultimatum will be strictly enforced.