N404bn revenue: WCO Award is evidence of remarkable performance by Apapa Customs -Says Gaya
.Comptroller Bashir gets commendation for honouring officers
By Udeme Clement
“We are experiencing a new leadership prowess exhibited by the Customs Area Controller, CAC, of Apapa Customs Command, Comptroller Bashir Abubakar, who believes in encouraging officers at all levels. We are the first Area Command, as the Premier Port to get WCO Award. It is indeed a great achievement for us”, Said DC Gaya.
These were the words of DC Gaya, the officer in charge of revenue, also the APM of the Command, at the just concluded press conference, where Comptroller Bashir disclosed figures of N404billion revenue, N73.1billion on export and N9.6billion from 72 seizures, recorded by Apapa Customs, in 2018.
Speaking further during the vote of thanks, DC Gaya, said that the Award given to Apapa Customs by World Customs Organisation, WCO, is evidence of excellent performance by the Command.
He enthused, “The honour by WCO was given to the Command for rendering exceptional service to International Customs organisation”.
Also, in a chat with Financial Business, the team manager, Customs Intelligence Unit, CIU, Apapa Command, Assistant Comptroller B. Ahmed, who was given Award by the CAC for outstanding performance, described Comptroller Bashir as a reformer.
Ahmed said, “Comptroller Bashir as a leader is highly intelligent, innovative and pragmatic in managing resources and people. His managerial qualities have manifested in the achievements of the Command in areas of revenue generation, anti-smuggling drive and trade facilitation in line with global best practice. The WCO Award is another proof of his hard work”.
He went on, “I thank him for the Award given to myself and other colleagues. I feel happy, encouraged and motivated to do more for the Service. I equally thank CGC Ali Hameed for the opportunity given to us, to serve our nation”.