COMPTROLLER BASHAR YUSUF SUCCESS STORY (1):
Ultimate Award of Exceptional Service is Historical, Remarkable- Says Tincan PRO
Compt. Bashar Yusuf is ICT guru – Maritime stakeholders
By Udeme Clement
The Public Relations Officer ,PRO, Tincan Island Customs Command, Uche Ejesieme, has described as historical and remarkable, the ‘Ultimate Award of Exceptional Service’, bestowed on the Customs Area Controller ,CAC, of Tincan, Comptroller Bashar Yusuf and the entire officers of the Command by the World Customs Organisation ,WCO, for rendering exceptional service to the International Customs Community.
Speaking enthusiastically, he explained that the International Award was conferred on Tincan Command at the cerebration of this year International Customs Day ,ICD, with the theme, ‘TO SECURE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT’.
Making the presentation on behalf of the WCO Secretary General, KUNIO MIKURIYA, the Comptroller General of Customs, CGC, HAMEED IBRAHIM ALI, informed the audience that the ICD celebrated by Customs Administrations globally, provided an opportunity to X-ray, review and evaluate the role of Customs in nation building as a revenue generating agency. “The theme for this year was apt considering the state of insecurity and challenges in Nigeria and the World at large”, the CGC said.
CGC Ali while reminiscing on the giant strides of the Service in 2017, declared that Nigeria Customs Service ,NCS, generated N1.3 trillion into government’s coffers. “The Service did remarkably well in anti-smuggling operations through spectacular seizures among others. The International event was also an auspicious moment to recognise private and public organisations as well as officers and units that demonstrated outstanding performance during the period under reference for awards by the WCO”.
While receiving the prestigious award on behalf of the Command, Comptroller BASHAR YUSUF recalled with nostalgia the exploits of Tincan Command in the past two years. The obviously elated Comptroller BASHAR stated “I assumed leadership of the Command at a time its rating was at lowest ebb in terms of functionality in areas of revenue and seizures, which forms the core mandate of the Command. “I thank God Almighty for giving me the wherewithal to justify the confidence reposed in me by the CGC and his Management, which is seen in this International Award. I therefore dedicate it to the entire Tincan Team, comprising the officers/men, the CIU, Valuation, PCA, the Customs Brokers, critical Stakeholders and the Media for their tremendous support”.
Maritime stakeholders who spoke with Financial Business & Maritime News described Comptroller Bashar Yusuf as a guru in Information Communication Technology ,ICT.
(This is the first part of this report: The second aspect on Comptroller Bashar Yusuf exploits and exceptional achievements in the last two years as Tincan CAC will be published tomorrow.) Watch Out !!!