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” Compt Yusuf Malata Shines at World Customs Day Award.”

Compt Yusuf Malata receives plaque from CGC Hameed Ali

The Apapa Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, otherwise known as the flagship of the Nigeria Customs Service ,in 2021,lived up to it’s billing,scoring exceptionally high in all performance indices .In the midst of a global pandemic that negatively impacted the global supply chain,this Command was able to efficiently deploy it’s IT tools to enhance revenue generation and thereby blocking areas of leakages.In 2021, Apapa Command of the Nigeria Customs Service collected a record setting amount of N870b, which amounted to about 1/3 of the total collection of the Service.In the same vein, the Command was able to electronically track illicit imports and exports and was able to make 103 seizures related to illgal importation of unregistered pharmaceuticals, illicit drugs and wild life”. This was the citation read out by Customs Deputy Spokesman, DC Timi Bomodi , that sent the entire Customs Management into a frenzy laced with a loud ovation as Compt. Malata Yusuf , Customs Area Controller of the nation’s premier port . Compt Yusuf was all stood tall, and with smiles received the plaque of honour from the Comptroller General of Customs, Col Hameed Ali (retd). The event was the World Customs Day Celebration which held last week at Conference room of the Nigeria Customs Service. For the elated Apapa Customs Command boss, the award was not only an honour but a challenge to do more for ones fatherland.While dedicating the award to officers and Men of the Command , he promised not to let the CGC down , especially with the new annual target of N3.1trl set for Service in 2022. In all, over 19 officers from various units were honoured at the ceremony held to mark the 2022 World Customs Day.Those who received plaques included the ICT Modernization Unit, the Tin Can Island Command , among others. Corporate bodies who were honoured at the event include Nigerian Breweries, PZ, Webb Fountain and NITDA. The theme of this Year’s World Customs Day was ” Scaling up Customs Digital Transformation by Embracing a Digital Culture and Building a Data Ecosystem”