ACG Bashir hands over Apapa Customs with impressive records …Says Comptroller Abba Kura is a competent officer

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ACG Bashir hands over Apapa Customs with impressive records

.Says Comptroller Abba Kura is a competent officer

By Udeme Clement

ACG Bashir right, handing over to Comptroller Abba Kura:

ACG Bashir Abubakar, the immediate past Customs Area Controller, CAC, of Apapa Customs has handed over the Command to Comptroller Abba Kura with impressive records on revenue generation, trade facilitation and anti-smuggling activities.

ACG Bashir who has just been promoted to his new rank also revealed that the Command intercepted about 24 containers of tomato paste brought into the country illegally.

He disclosed that the Command raked in over N60billion in 2019, into the coffers of the Federal Government.

Speaking further, the newly promoted ACG described his successor; Comptroller Abba Kura as experienced and competent officer, who has served Customs at various capacities before being posted to the premier port.

He called on all officers of the Command and stakeholders doing business at Apapa port to give the in-coming CAC their support, in order to carry out his duties effectively.

Comptroller Abba Kura during interview with news men after taking over the Command:

He enthused, “Any officer who worked in Post Clearance Audit, PCA, department of the Service is highly skilled, competent and knows the job well. I can confidently say that Comptroller Abba Kura is competent in Customs operations.”

In his response, Comptroller Abba Kura promised to build on the good records of the former CAC.

He called on importers and agents to comply with government fiscal policies, in order to enhance speedy cargo clearance from the port.

He said, “Our aim is to enhance trade facilitation in line with global best practice. That is why we are urging importers to ensure appropriate documentation and honest declaration at all times”.

 

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