Border Closure: Despite N5Bn Daily Revenue, Customs Owes Allowances


Some officers of the Nigeria Customs Service have lamented the failure of the NCS to pay the full special allowances promised them for border patrol duty.

This is despite claims by the Comptroller-General of the NCS, Hameed Ali, that the agency has been generating more than N5bn daily since the border was shut.

It was learnt that the NCS had in August paid the men and officers of customs special allowances for border patrol based on their rank.

It was learnt that Assistant Superintendents of Customs were paid about N380, 000 for border patrol while lower ranks received about half of the sum.

However, in September, the allowances were slashed by about 80 per cent, causing disaffection among the officers.

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