The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has approved the redeployment of 4,072 senior officers to commands across the four zones of the service.

The deployment is contained in a circular issued on Tuesday in Lagos by Mrs T.M Isa, NCS Acting Assistant Comptroller-General, Human Resources Department.

According to Isa, the redeployed officers are from the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Customs I to the rank of Chief Superintendent of Customs.

The assistant comptroller-general said that 2,699 Assistant Superintendents of Customs 1, 227 Assistant Superintendents of Customs 11 and 441 Chief Superintendents of Customs were affected by the deployment.

She added that 332 Superintendents of Customs and 373 Deputy Superintendents of Customs were also affected.

Isa noted that the deployment was a routine exercise in line with the three-point agenda of Comptroller-General Hameed Ali which focused on reform, revenue and restructuring.

The official said that the deployment was aimed at strengthening the service and improving service delivery.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Comptroller-General recently approved the redeployment of about 48 Area Controllers.

The redeployment which was in line with the ongoing reforms of the Service moved Comptroller Madugu, M.J from Sokoto/Kebbi/Zamfara to Ogun Command, Comptroller Udo-aka, E.A from Investigation to Oyo/Osun Command and Compt. Isiyaku, K from Tariff and Trade to Portharcourt 1 among others.

Similarly, the Comptroller-General’s Compliance team has been disbanded and a new team reconstituted.

The new Compliance team is divided into three. Team A for Western Axis, B for Northern axis and C for Eastern axis.

They are to complement the Federal Operations Units in order to vigorously crackdown on all forms of smuggling activities nationwide with particular focus on the enforcement of non-importation of rice and vehicles through the land borders.