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Murtala Muhammed Int’l Airport Command Gets New Area Controller

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Amidst the untimely demise of Comptroller Adama Potiskum, who passed away after succumbing to a brief illness on 6th of January, 2O21. Comptroller Aliyu Abdullahi was choosen to take over the leadership of Murtala Muhammed Int’l Airport Command in Lagos as the new Area Controller.

Comptroller Aliyu Abdullahi (mni) previously served as Area Controller in charge of Borno/Yobe Command.

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Historical Facts About ‘Nigeria Customs Service (NCS)’

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The Nigeria Customs Service was established a little over a century ago when the British Colonial Administration appointed Mr. T. A. Wall, in 1891, as the Director-General of Customs for the collection of Inland Revenue in Niger Coast Protectorate.

The first Nigerian to be appointed as the Chairman of the Board and the Chief Executive Officer in the Nigeria Customs Service was Mr. Ayodele Diyan in 1964. He was succeeded by Mr Henry Etim Duke in 1968.

Following the change of government in 1975, the post of Chairman of the Board was abolished and replaced with that of Director.

By the Virtue of Decree No. 41 of 28th August 1975, all the powers that were conferred on the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Board were vested in the Director of Customs and Excise and his deputies.

The first Director of Customs and Excise was appointed on 28th August 1975 in the person of Alhaji Shehu A. Musa.

His tenure was brief and was mandated only to reorganise the Board and Department of Customs and Excise.

The Department of Customs and Excise was operating as two parallel services – Revenue and Preventive. But this parallel method of running the two services created serious conflicts and immense administrative problems.

This led to the first major reorganisation on the 1st of April 1977, which was the unification of the services into one integrated service.

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The unification structured the Department of Customs and Excise into five main directorates and headed by a Deputy Director:

Customs Tariff and Trade
Customs Enforcement Directorate
Customs Investigation Directorate
Customs Inspection Directorate and
Customs Economic Relations, Research; and Planning Directorate

The overall head was still the Director, Department of Customs and Excise and Chairman, Board of Customs and Excise

In 1985, the Department of Customs and Excise witnessed another major change as it was removed from the Federal Ministry of Finance to Internal Affairs.

The department was later transferred back to Finance in 1992 and its status as a para-military organisation was recognised. It has been since known as Nigeria Customs Service
In 1993, the Federal Government set up the Major-General Paul Tarfa Panel to probe the activities of Nigeria Customs Services and the panel was headed by a Sole Administrator in the person of Brigadier-General (later Major-General) S.O.G. Ango, who was in charge of the service at that time.

On the 4th February 1999, the Federal Government announced the Appointment of Ahmed Aliyu Mustapha (OFR) a career Customs Officer as the Comptroller General of Customs.

The Comptroller-General of Customs was assisted by 6 Deputy-Comptrollers-General, heading the departments viz:

Finance, Administration and Technical Services
Tariff and Trade
Excise and Industrial Incentives
Enforcement and Drugs
Economic Relating Research and Planning
Investigation and Inspection

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NCS Recruitment: Change of Screening Venue for Shortlisted Candidates

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NCS Recruitment: Change of Screening Venue for Shortlisted Candidates

Shorlisted Candidates for South-East/South-South have been directed to Hero’s Square, New Owerri, as opposed to Dan Anyiam Stadium, which is currently being renovated. This came from a statement released and signed by the National PRO of Customs, Joseph Attah.

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As such, the shortlisted candidates are to proceed to Hero’s Square, on the already scheduled dates and times for the screening.

for more details visit Nigeria Customs Service Website for details.

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List of Successful NCS Candidate

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It’s a day to rejoice for potential candidates, as the Nigeria Customs Service is set to release names of successful candidates for the final screening process.

This was in a statement by the National PRO of Customs, Joseph Attah.

At present, there are a total of 3,500 successful candidates, which will have their names published in various national newspapers on 12th of February, 2021.

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The National PRO of Customs also advised the candidates to follow the instructions carefully and to the later to avoid disqualification.

The Nigeria Customs Service also cautioned the public to be wary fraudsters as they may attempt to distort and misinform Job seekers in most cases using the instrumentality of social media.

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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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