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COMPT ALIYU BELLO TAKES OVER AT KWARA COMMAND

COMPT ALIYU BELLO TAKES OVER AT KWARA COMMAND

News Feature, Port News
The Kwara Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service now has a new Customs Area Controller. He is Compt. Aliyu Bello. Compt. Bello until his new posting served at Zone A Headquarters, Lagos. He is taking over the mantle of leadership of the Command from Compt. HB Ahmed who has been redeployed to Zone D Headquarters, Bauchi. At a brief handing over ceremony which held at the Command Headquarters, Ilorin, Kwara State, Compt. HB Ahmed appealed to officers and men of the Command to extend the same support and cooperation he enjoyed to his successor. He thanked the Comptroller General of Customs and the management team for the opportunity extended to him to serve as Area Controller. He urged the officers to accord the incoming controller maximum support to effectively discharge th...
WE HAVE RAISED THE BAR ON DUTY COLLECTION,TRADE FACILITATION…Compt OLOYEDE

WE HAVE RAISED THE BAR ON DUTY COLLECTION,TRADE FACILITATION…Compt OLOYEDE

Misc
Customs Area Controllers Tin Can Island,Comptroller Kunle Oloyede weekend said his Command has raised the bar in duty collection and trade facilitation adding that there are brighter prospects for the Nigeria Customs Service in the days ahead. Oloyede who was rolling out the mid year report of his Command posted a N274b revenue haul between January and June this year. The Customs Chief who explained that the figure was more than 27 percent leap over the same period last year also announced a 73 per cent increase in exports at the Port , posting a whopping 138,246.50 metric tons .Oloyede valued exports from the Command at over N100b. He was full of praises for officers and men of the Command whose diligence and dedication to duty, he said ,contributed to this remarkable feat. Also ree...
VIRAL VIDEO ON ASSAULT: CUSTOMS VOWS TO SANCTION UNRULY OFFICER

VIRAL VIDEO ON ASSAULT: CUSTOMS VOWS TO SANCTION UNRULY OFFICER

Port News, Press Release
The attention of the Nigeria Customs Service has been drawn to a video making the rounds on social media. In it, one of our officers was recorded assaulting an unarmed civilian. This action took place on the Benin - Agbor expressway on Saturday the 7th of May 2022 at about 5.00 pm. This officer and other members of that team from FOU Zone 'C' have since been withdrawn from patrol duties and are currently under administrative investigation at the NCS Zonal Headquarters Zone 'C' Port Harcourt. Officers of the Nigeria Customs Service have been trained to carry out their duties with dignity and respect, and are expected to display decorum in all their conduct at all times. Where they fail to carry out their brief as assigned, appropriate sanctions are applied to enforce discipline. T...
” Compt Yusuf Malata Shines at World Customs Day Award.”

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

News Feature, Port News
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". T...
EASE OF DOING BUSINESS AT NIGERIAN PORTS: Hameed Ali Takes the Lead

EASE OF DOING BUSINESS AT NIGERIAN PORTS: Hameed Ali Takes the Lead

Port News
The Federal Government’s policy on ease of doing business receives a major boost as the Nigeria Customs Service is set to introduce Webb Tracker mobile Application and a simplified standard operating procedure for the use of scanners. The mobile app enables any person that has access to the NICIS II to remotely validate any declaration/payment and more importantly the status of a particular consignment/vehicle. With this innovation, motorists and owners of other imported goods no longer have to wait for long period of time for field operatives to confirm the validity of their documents before letting them go. This mobile app which can be installed in mobile devices (phones, tablets e.t.c) enables the use of the vehicle identification number to upload data concerning the type, mak...
CUSTOMS CONCESSION CONTRACT SHROUDED IN SECRECY?…Fmr Customs CG.

CUSTOMS CONCESSION CONTRACT SHROUDED IN SECRECY?…Fmr Customs CG.

Breaking News, Port News
 Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Hameed Ali A former Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hamman Bello Ahmed, has raised an alarm on the controversial $3.1b Customs modernization Contract , saying the whole process was shrouded in secrecy and in flagrant violation of the Public Procurement Act. Ahmed who spoke with Shipping World Exclusively with Shipping World, said " to the best of my knowledge , the entire process was fraught with fraud and so much in Secrecy. For instance, did you see any public notice in the National Dailies asking for bids. How did they arrive at the preferred bidder? How was the technical team picked and what was the evaluation process?, he asked. The Customs boss took serious exceptions to the way and manner the cont...
PAY A MILLION NAIRA AND GET A CUSTOMS JOB. EXCLUSIVE.

PAY A MILLION NAIRA AND GET A CUSTOMS JOB. EXCLUSIVE.

Breaking News, Press Release
Comptroller General of Nigeria Custom Colonel Hameed Ibrahim Ali Are you job hunting? Do you want to serve in the Nigeria Customs Service? Then your prayers are answered if only you are ready to cough out N1.1m gratification to a secret recruitment syndicate now holding sway at the Customs Headquarters in Abuja. Shipping World investigations revealed that bribes to secure plum postings to commands such as Onne, Apapa, Tin can, PTML and Airport Commands, also attract various sums ranging between N300,000 and N500,000.00. The source who confided with Shipping World on condition of anonymity explained thus, " My friend and i have been job hunting when this offer of N1.1m for an Assistant Superintendent of Customs came. My friend was able to meet the requirement. She was offered ...
ABANDONED CONTAINERS AT NIGERIAN PORTS: FORMER COMPT GEN OF CUSTOMS RAISES ALARM.

ABANDONED CONTAINERS AT NIGERIAN PORTS: FORMER COMPT GEN OF CUSTOMS RAISES ALARM.

Breaking News, Port News
President Muhammadu Buhari A former Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hammad Bello Ahmed has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately appoint a ministerial committee to carry out a comprehensive audit of abandoned containers at the Nigerian Seaports to forestall a national catastrophe as was experienced recently at the Port of Beirut in Lebanon. Mallam Ahmed who spoke Exclusively to Shipping World magazine on Monday said as a former helmsman of the Nigeria Customs Service, he has on good authority that some of the containers have been abandoned for upwards of ten years by their consignees. "We must not fold our hands and wait until the calamity in the magnitude of what happened in Lebanon happens before we act", the former Customs Chief cautioned. Malla...
Terminal Operators, Not Govt Should Provide Scanners at Entry Points…Fmr Customs Chief.

Terminal Operators, Not Govt Should Provide Scanners at Entry Points…Fmr Customs Chief.

Breaking News, Maritime
Mallam H. B . Ahmed A former Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Mallam H. B . Ahmed has condemned in the strongest possible terms, the recent approval of over N600b by the Federal Excutive Council for the procurement of scanners at the nation's Seaports and other entry points. The former Customs Chief who spoke exclusively with our correspondent said " it is the responsibility of terminal operators to render such a Service, and not the government. Scanners like cranes and forklifts are some of the services required to be provided by Terminal Operators. This is what is applicable in other climes and Nigeria should not be an exception " he said. Mallam Ahmed who is well respected and regarded as one of the most grounded Ex Customs Chiefs said it was unpatriotic to ma...