The Acting Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Adewale Adeniyi has announced the dissolution of the CGC Strike Force.
The directive is contained in a circular with No. EII/2023/CIRCULAR NO.004 and signed by the Deputy Comptroller General (DCG) E, I&I, M. Abba-Kura on Monday 17th July, 2023.
The CG further directed all officers under the teams to return to the Area Commands or Units where they were drawn from.
“I am directed to convey the Comptroller-General of Customs’ (CGC) approval for the immediate dissolution of the CGC’s Strike Force Teams. To this end, all officers under the teams are by this circular directed to return to their Area Commands or Units where they were drawn from.
“SF Team Coordinators in respective zones (A, B, C & HQ) are to ensure the following:
a. All Arms and Ammunitions are to be properly handed over to respective Area Commands/Units/Headquarters where they were signed from.
b. All operational vehicles are to be handed over to Controllers Federal Operation Units (FOU) and returns forwarded to Headquarters respectively. Coord HQ SF Team should retire operational vehicles under his team to Comptroller Transport & Logistics.
c. Records of detentions, seizures, cases in court and any other vital record/information are to be handed to Controller FOUs across the Zones while Coord HQ SF Team should retire all records under his custody to the office of DCG E, I&l.
While extending the CGC’s commendation and appreciation for the service rendered by the SF teams, you are to ensure strict compliance with immediate effect, please” the circular reads.