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FEC approves $3.1 Billion for Customs

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FEC APPROVES $3.1 BILLION FOR CUSTOMS

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved 3.1 billion dollars for the complete automation of the Nigeria Custom Service.

The project, expected to last for 36 months is to enhance the service mode of operation using the application of information and technology in all aspects of its administration.

The Minister of Finance and Budget Planning, Zainab Ahmed on Wednesday gave a breakdown of the project funding stating that investors will be paid overtime according to a schedule that will be negotiated with the Federal Government.

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“This investment of $3.1 billion is broken down into capital investments of $1.2 million which will be done in three phases over 36 months by these investors and $1.1 million is our projection of the operational cost over the 20-year period of the implementation of this project.

“This project has the potential to yield up to $176 billion of revenue and the consortia that are providing this investment are going to be paid over time according to the schedule that is negotiated for their investments including their profits and cost,” she said.

She also revealed that FEC approved the upgrade of safe towers in Lagos, Kano, Abuja, and Port Harcourt airports.

The minister added that analogue systems in the airports will be upgraded to digital just as weather reports will now be transmitted instantly as against the current hourly practice.

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Colonel Hameed Ibrahim Ali Visits the Nigeria Customs Broadcasting Network Headquarters

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Colonel Hameed Ibrahim Ali Visits the Nigeria Customs Broadcasting Network Headquarters

The Comptroller General of Customs, Colonel Hameed Ibrahim Ali Visits the Nigeria Customs Broadcasting Network Headquarters alongside top Customs Officials where they took a tour of the facility.

Pictures from the Facility Tour.

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Customs Graduates 25 Officers from the Nigerian Army School of Military Police

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25 officers of the Customs Police Unit, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) have graduated from the Nigerian Army school of military police, Basawa, Zaria after completing the Customs police special investigation course.

Compt. M.M Sarkin-kebbi representing the Comptroller General of Customs at the combine graduation ceremony of the Nigerian army school of military police on the 14th of October 2020 witnessed the ceremony.

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A statement by the Pro, FOU Zone B, Kaduna, ASCI M.A. Magaji said officers of the service who also participated in the joint 2020 school session with army officers were commended by the special guest at the occasion Maj. Gen. Ki Mukthar, Commandant deport, Nigerian army for enduring and thriving in rigors of military training.

Within the 8 week course duration, Officers completed modules in law, investigation, criminal case- file compilation and other relevant subjects.

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Third Quarter: Nigeria Customs Service Showcases Seized Items

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Third Quarter: Customs Showcases Items seized

The Nigeria Customs Service Area Controller of the Oyo/Osun Area Command has showcased seized items and detentions made during the Third Quarter of 2020.

This was done by the Command’s Area Comptroller, H.U Ngozi.

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These includes: 265 kegs of 25 liters of petrol, 1 truck containing 6 bags of fertilizer, 26 kegs of 50kg foreign rice, 20 kegs of vegetable oil, second hand clothing, used motorcycles, 11 vehicles and others

She attributed the achievements to collaborations between the Command and other Nigeria Customs Units, Sister agencies as well as community leaders and the good people of Oyo and Osun States.

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"Also found worthy of honour was Bashir Abubakar, an Asst Comptroller-General of Customs, who rejected a bribe of $412,000 per container offered him by drug traffickers seeking to bring 40 containers of Tramadol into Nigeria. A fine example of incorruptibility, worthy of emulation"

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