The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has promised to ensure salary increase for officers and men of the Nigeria Customs Service ( NCS ).
Adeosun made the promise at the celebration of International Customs Day at the Customs Command and Staff College Gwagwalada, FCT on Friday in Abuja.
The theme of the event was “A secure business environment for economic development’’.
The minister was represented by the Ministry’s Director of Finance, Mrs Oladudumi Biosola.
Adeosun urged officers of the NCS to put in more efforts to rise above target in revenue drive.
She said that security of trade environment was central for business to proper, adding that security aspect of Customs role was as important as its revenue role.
“The theme of this year Customs day coincides with the current ease of doing business initiative of the Federal Government.
“We understand that the initiative is already yielding dividends based on the fact that we have improved by 24 points in the World Bank ranking system,’’ Adeosun said.
She commended the NCS for its remarkable success in ensuring national security in the past years.
According to her, seizure of arms .and ammunitions at the seaports were the possible indications that the Service is alive to its responsibilities.
The minister also pledged to give the NCS the required support to succeed.