Professional Services

We’ll Continue to Welcome Supports from U.S. –Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari said Tuesday in Abuja that his administration will continue to welcome the support and understanding of the United States as it strives to achieve greater internal security and socio-economic progress in Nigeria.

Receiving a delegation led by the United States Secretary of Commerce, Ms Penny Pritzker at the Presidential Villa, President Buhari applauded ongoing American collaboration with his administration on security and developmental issues.

We Must Work Together on Climate Change to Avert Disaster for Human Race –Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Abu Dhabi called for greater global cooperation against the devastating effects of climate change to avert disaster for the human race in the 21st century.

Addressing the opening of the 2016 World Future Energy Summit, President Buhari reaffirmed Nigeria's readiness to work with the United Arab Emirates and rest of the world in a collective effort to mitigate the effects of climate change.

We’re Taking Urgent Action to Sanitise Defence Procurements –Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari said Monday, December 21, 2015 in Abuja that his administration was taking urgent and appropriate actions to restore order, due process and probity to the procurement processes of the nation's Armed Forces.

Speaking at a meeting with the British Secretary of State for Defence, Mr. Michael Fallon, President Buhari lamented that the procurement of equipment for Nigeria's Armed Forces which followed due process  in the past, had become open to corruption and shady deals under the last administration.

I will Discipline, Dismiss, Jail Corrupt Officers –Customs Boss

Retired Col. Hameed Ali, the Comptroller -General, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Wednesday warned that he would either discipline, dismiss or jail any officer found guilty of corrupt practices.

Ali gave the warning while addressing officers and men of the NCS in Calabar, capital of Cross River.

He said that there was the need for them to be of good conduct and show professionalism while carrying out their duties.

Immigration Service Generates ₦19.4B in 10 Months

The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mr Martins Abeshi, says the service generated N19. 4 billion between January and October 2015 as part of its renewed revenue drive.

Abeshi disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja when the Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau, visited the NIS as part of his familiarisation tour of parastatals under his ministry.

Unions Fault Virgin Atlantic on Laying Off of Nigerian Cabin Crew

Two trade unions in the aviation sector have faulted the recent laying off of Nigerian cabin crew by Virgin Atlantic Airline management.

The unions, the Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN) and the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) said this in a statement issued in Lagos at the weekend.

The airline had recently laid off the cabin crew comprising 20 Nigerians.

Customs Agents Urge FG to Abolish Cargo Tracking Note on Imports

The National Council of Managing Directors of Licensed Customs Agents (NCMDLCA) on Tuesday told the Federal Government to abolish the Cargo Tracking Note (CTN) policy on imports to reduce port charges.

The President of NCMDLCA, Lucky Amiwero, made the plea in a letter addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari, a copy of which was made available to newsmen in Lagos.

Amiwero had sent a similar letter to the secretary to the government of the federation, minister of finance, minister of transport and the comptroller-general of customs.

Ongoing Reforms in Customs Aimed at Increasing Revenue Collection

The Public Relations Officer, Tin-Can Island Customs Command, Mr Chris Osunkwo, has applauded the Comptroller-General of Customs, retired Col. Hameed Ali’s bold initiatives towards reforming the service and increasing revenue.

Osunkwo gave the commendation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Thursday.

“What has been happening is not out of place. Every government has its own style. When the new CGC was appointed, he has three-point Agenda.

Corrupt Personnel Will Get 10-year Maximum Sentence –Customs Boss

The Comptroller General of Customs (CGC) , retired Col. Hameed Ali, on Tuesday warned that any customs officer caught involved in corrupt practice, would serve the maximum 10-year jail term prescribed by law.

Ali gave the warning in Sokoto when he addressed customs officers of Sokoto/Zamfara/ Kebbi Area Command.

“The minimum jail term for corrupt officers is five years, but I will make sure that any officer found to be corrupt gets the maximum jail term of 10 years.