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Customs Area Controller, Ogun I Command Media Briefing on Post EndSars Protest Crisis

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Customs Area Controller, Ogun I Command Media Briefing on Post EndSars Protest Crisis
The Customs Area Controller, Ogun I Command, Compt. Michael Agbara, during a press conference, narrates their experience during the EndSars protest and the role played by the command to restore control across the borderlines.
He mentioned the vicious attacks they suffered which resulted in the death of an officer(AIC Solomon Alayge) and others injured. Personnel belongings were also looted.
He said the Command intensified effort by strengthening her workforce with reinforcement from the military.
‘’The hoodlums/smugglers who were said to be in large numbers took advantage of the opportunity of the security challenge which made all security agencies focused on protecting their operatives and facilities at that period embarked on massive smuggling of rice and vehicles for about three days. However, the Command strengthened effort by getting reinforcement from the military’’.
It was also mentioned that the Command, during the third quarter of the year 2020, successfully recorded 420 seizures which had a total Duty Paid Value of N397,076,991.
‘’We wish to reiterate that the continued attack on operatives of NCS and other sister Agencies will not deter us from the continued performance of our legitimate duties’’ He said
He thanked the community leaders and other Government Agencies who are collaborating with the Service for their continuous support. He also thanked and appreciated the Press for being objective in reporting the challenges faced by their Officers while executing their statutory duty.

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FG Inaugurates Transition Management Team to Oversee the Handing Over of ICT Services to NCS

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FG Inaugurates Transition Management Team to Oversee the Handing Over of ICT Services to NCS

On the 28th of October, 2005, an agreement was reached by the Federal Government and Messrs. Web Fontaine Consortium (WFC), for provision, installation, operation and management of IT, Telecommunication Hardware and Software, Training and much more. These systems would enable the Nigeria Customs Service to better facilitate trade and boost revenue collection.

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Today, the Transition Monitoring Team was inaugurated to oversee the handing over of ICT Services provided by Webb Fountaine Nigeria Limited to the Nigeria Customs Service.

Our Correspondent, Abdulkareem Zurmi, has more on the event, which took place at the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning.

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Customs National PRO Addresses Misleading Information on Recruitment

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Customs National PRO Addresses Misleading Information on Recruitment

Reports have reached the Nigeria Customs Service on misleading information concerning zonal venues for the scheduled batch of recruitment screening, which was supposedly signed by Acting Deputy Comptroller General, Mohammed Boyi.

The Customs National PRO, DC Joseph Attah, cleared the air, stating that the Nigeria Customs Service Training and Doctrine Command Gwagwalada, remains the only screening venue.

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The Customs National PRO advised the public to be vigilant, as fraudulent antics such as this are just a means to extort money from gullible members of the public.

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Clarification on venue for the scheduled Nigeria Customs Service recruitment screening exercise

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Clarification on venue for the scheduled Nigeria Customs Service recruitment screening exercise.

The attention of the Nigeria Customs Service has again been drawn to a misleading zonal venues for the scheduled batch of recruitment screening, supposedly signed by the Chairman of the screening committee, Ag. DCG Mohammed Boyi.

The NCS Public Relations Officer, DC Joseph Attah said that some fraudsters are bent on misleading the Candidates, possibly to extort money from them.

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‘’For the avoidance of doubt, the only venue for this batch of screening remains as advertised in the National dailies, NCS Training and Doctrine Command, ( NCS TRADOC ) Gwagwalada.
All the Candidates are expected to report there on the dates allocated to their states’’ He added.

Visit the Nigeria Customs Service website www.customs.gov.ng or the Facebook page for the soft copy of the advertisement for guidance.

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