The Federal Government is taking its bid to improve its annual income very seriously.
It has resorted to increase the salary of Custom officers in order to give motivation to men of the service.
While at a senate hearing on the review of revenue projections in the 2016 budget in Abuja on Tuesday, the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun said that the government was working on the introduction of performance-related pay for the NCS to motivate improved revenue collection and reduce corruption.
She stated that, “This exercise found that the provision of modern equipment, elimination of inappropriate waivers and remuneration emerged as issues,”
“Appropriate remuneration of revenue collecting agencies to align the interests of staff with maximising collections is critical to motivate performance and to reduce the temptation to compromise,” Adeosun said.
Giving credence to the Minister’s comments, the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hammed Ali (retd.) said the service is considering ways to improve the output of its officers by deploying technology solutions, training, upgrading of the agency’s infrastructure and improved welfare for the officers and men.