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Nigeria Customs Service to take Delivery of 135 Scanners.

Nigeria Customs Service to take Delivery of 135 Scanners.

News Feature
In readiness for launch of it's e-Customs, otherwise known as it's paperless regime,plans have been concluded by the Nigeria Customs Service,to purchase no fewer than 135 Scanners in the next two years. Customs helmsman ,Hameed Ali, who made the disclosure in Abuja said the Scanners would be deployed to entry points, including border Stations, air and seaports. Ali who was responding to questions at the World Customs Day Celebration in Abuja held at the Service's Board room, also revealed that the three multi purpose Scanners acquired last year by the Ministry of Finance and deployed to Apapa, Tin Can and Onne Ports would be commissioned soon and put to use.He said the new Scanners have the capacity to scan no fewer than 20 containers in an hourvand that this would drastically elimi...
HAMEED ALI BOYCOTTS PUBLIC HEARING ON CUSTOMS AND EXCISE REPEAL BILL

HAMEED ALI BOYCOTTS PUBLIC HEARING ON CUSTOMS AND EXCISE REPEAL BILL

News Feature, Port News, Press Release
Speaker of the House of Representatives , Rt Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, monday tongue lashed the Comptroller General of Customs, Hameed Ali, for boycotting the public hearing on a bill to repeal the Customs and Excise management Act of 2014. A visibility angry Gbajabiamila expressed his displeasure over the apparent nonchalance of the Customs boss in his non appearance at the public hearing said it was totally unacceptable. The Speaker said ' this public hearing is more important than any event which may have prevented him from the public hearing. I had to delay the resumption of plenary to be physically present with you' , said. He explained that the bill when passed would reposition the Nigeria Customs Service in tandem with international best practices and make the Service more resul...
Hameed Ali to Importers: Pay Correct Duty and Get Your Seized Vehicles Back

Hameed Ali to Importers: Pay Correct Duty and Get Your Seized Vehicles Back

Breaking News, Business, Port News
Succour might have come the way of vehicle owners to get back their seized vehicles courtesy the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali (rtd). Some of the seized vehicles The new relief is contained in a Circular No HQ/005, 2019 titled ” Detention and Seizure of Vehicles” sighted by our Correspondent yesterday. The circular which was signed by AOB Fatade, an Assistant Comptroller General of Customs on behalf of the CG and copied to all DCGs, ACGs, Area Comptrollers and Unit heads reads. “The Comptroller General of Customs has directed that henceforth, all vehicles detained or subject to detention should be allowed to pay the correct and complete customs duty with 25% penalty levy.” The statement however gave an exception to alread...
Receive EGUNJE and risk jail term – -Customs boss

Receive EGUNJE and risk jail term – -Customs boss

Breaking News, Port News
The Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Col. Hameed Ali has warned officers and men of the service to desist from all forms of illegality or risk being arrested and jailed. Col Ali gave the warning in Calabar while addressing a joint parade of officers and men of the service and those of the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, during an inspection visit to border posts in Cross River. Ali, who visited Ikang border post in Bakassi Local Government area of the state and the Calabar Shore Line, said the days of illegality in the services were over. According to him, the Nigerian Customs Service has been repositioned for better and effective service delivery for the growth of the Service and the country. “The days of illegality in the Service are over. It’s high ti...
How half-baked administrators are killing the maritime industry

How half-baked administrators are killing the maritime industry

Business, Opinion
The maritime industry in Nigeria contributes about 90% by volume of the goods that come into the country and by value, it is the third largest contributor to our nation's coffers after the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and the Nigeria Customs Service. Since the early 70s, government has invested heavily in marine infrastructure in the sector to bring about port efficiency and high productivity. At a point in our nation's history, there was need to build a brand new port and government set about building the Tin Can Island Port in 1977 to take care of the cement armada of the late 70s. The agencies in the sector which are funded by government include the NPA, the Nigerian Shippers Council, the Nigerian Maritime Administration & Safety Agency and the National Inland Wate...
Exam Malpractice: Customs Cancels Promotional Exam

Exam Malpractice: Customs Cancels Promotional Exam

Breaking News, Education
THE Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has cancelled the promotion examination recently conducted for senior officers from the rank of Assistant Comptroller to Deputy Comptroller over irregularities noticed in the conduct of the examination. The Comptroller General of the Service, Col Hameed Ali (rtd), according to an internal circular, ordered the cancellation of the recently conducted promotion examination for officers moving from the rank of Assistant Comptroller to Deputy Comptroller over alleged malpractices. The circular dated November 22, 2017 signed by the Deputy Comptroller General in charge of Human Resources announced the cancellation, while Monday November 27, 2017 has been fixed for a repeat of the examination at the Customs Command at Staff College, Gwagwalada Abuja. ...
I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E! Senate Holds on to Customs 2015, 2016, 2017 Budgets

I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E! Senate Holds on to Customs 2015, 2016, 2017 Budgets

Breaking News, Business, Maritime
The seeming face off between the Nigerian Senate and Customs helmsman Hameed Ali is taking a huge toll on anti smuggling drive and revenue generation efforts of the Nigerian Customs Service. And this may further hamper the ease of doing business at the ports. This has led to deliberate refusal of the Senate to appropriate capital funds to the agency which is the reason there is a shortfall in anti smuggling patrol vehicles and functional scanners at the nation's major entry points among other essential needs of the agency. The Nigerian Customs Service is the third highest revenue earner for the country. Hameed Ali and the Senate have been engrossed in an ego war for almost two years now on account of the Customs Chief refusing to appear in the red chambers donned in Customs uniform. ...
Buhari’s government is 50 percent PDP controlled, says Hameed Ali Customs Boss

Buhari’s government is 50 percent PDP controlled, says Hameed Ali Customs Boss

Breaking News, Politics
Comptroller General of Nigeria Custom Service, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali has said that the Buhari government has not been able to move forward and fulfill its campaign promises because most of those calling the shots in the government are those who never believed in the President’s vision. Ali’s assertion was supported by Plateau State governor, Simon Lalong who said state governors are not happy that they are left out of appointments being made by the government. Speaking at the commissioning of the office complex of the Buhari Support Organisation in (BSO) in Abuja, Col Ali who is also the National Coordinator of the Organisation said that more than fifty percent of positions in the Buhari government were handled over to members of the PDP who fought against the actualisation of a B...