High expectations : As Compt Bomai takes over the mantle of leadership at PTML Customs

Change of baton :

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High expectations :
As Compt Bomai takes over the mantle of leadership at
PTML Customs

* Promises to raise the tempo in trade facilitation, stakeholders engagement

Change of baton :

At Present, there is a change of baton at the Ports Terminal Multiservices Limited (PTML) Command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), as Comptroller Suleiman Bomai, assumes office as the new Customs Area Controller (CAC).

Also, the new CAC promised to raise the tempo in ensuring robust stakeholders engagement in the Command.

Compt Bomai, made this promise
while taking over from Acting Assistant Comptroller General, ACG Festus Oyedele Okun, assuring that the 4-hour clearance of vehicles for compliant traders will be sustained, in order to enhance seamless operations at all times.

Speaking further, the new CAC urged Licensed Customs agents, importers and freight forwarders to be compliant always, as this will guarantee them full benefits of trade facilitation.

The new CAC said he would continually improve on the laudable revenue collection, trade facilitation, customs community relations and non compromise on their duties.

During a brief handing over ceremony, Acting ACG Okun ,the immediate past Controller described PTML Command as one blessed with dedicated officers and stakeholders

He expressed gratitude to the Comptroller General of Customs, CGC Hameed Ibrahim Ali for the opportunity given him to serve in PTML Command from February 2020 to August 2022.

The outgoing Controller said revenue profile, which was at N11billion monthly increased to N27billion.

Compt Bomai said :  “This is not a handing over ceremony.  I have not seen where ACG is handing over to CAC. What I think we are doing here is my superior, the ACG, is conveying the directives of the CGC for me to carry on with the leadership of the Command

” Acting ACG sir, your coming has ushered in peace, stability and industrial harmony with strategic communications that would help achieve efficiency in service delivery.

“Inter-agency collaboration and constant engagements can solve trade disputes and promote team work for maximum results. These are necessary ingredients in the management of 21st century Customs”.

On VIN Valuation, the new CAC urged agents to provide quality data that would be of assistance in improving on the system. He reminded stakeholders that VIN Valuation was introduced on their request and would continue to be improved upon.

Acting ACG Okun is now Zonal Coordinator in charge of Zone C, Port Harcourt

PROFILE OF NEW CAC :
Compt Bomai was born in Fika Local Government Area of present day Yobe State.

He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (BSc.) in Banking and Finance from the University of Maiduguri. He has served in many formations of Customs, which he joined in 1990.

He has vast experience spanning over three decades in the Service, having impacted positively wherever he served.

He was O/C Customs Intelligence Unit (CIU), Airport, Abuja; O/C Customs Intelligence Unit (CIU), Tincan Island.
He earned special recognition and was promoted to the rank of a Deputy Comptroller (DC) of Customs, after which he served as Deputy Comptroller of Customs (DC), Customs Intelligence Unit, Headquarters, Abuja. Deputy Comptroller of Customs (DC), Customs Intelligence Unit, Apapa Command. Deputy Comptroller of Customs (DC), Post Clearance Audit (PCA), Onne, Zone C. Acting Customs Area Controller (CAC), Oil and Gas and later substantive Customs Area Controller (CAC), Oil and Gas Command

He attended several courses in Nigeria and Overseas, including Basic Intelligence Course in Customs Command and Staff College Gwagwalada, Nigeria; United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Course on
illicit traffic of cultural objects at the Centre of Excellence Police Unit in Vicenza, Italy.

The new CAC of PTML is also a member of professional bodies such as; Fellow of the Defence College, FDC; Nigerian Institute of Management, NIM and Fellow, National Defence College Nigeria. He is also a Member of the Institute of Corporate Business Affairs Management, ICBAM.

Compt Bomai is happily married and blessed with children. His hobbies include watching football and traveling.

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