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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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FOU Zone “B” Seizes Smuggled Items Worth N51 Million

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FOU Zone "B" Seizes Smuggled Items Worth N51 Million

With an emphasis on uploading their mandate on suppression of smuggling, the Customs Comptroller, Federal Operations Unit, Zone B, Kaduna, Comptroller Hamisu Al-Bashir, met with the press to reveal successes recorded in the fight against smuggling.

He stated that the Unit recorded a total of 39 seizures within the last 2 weeks.

The Duty Paid Value of the seized items stood at over N51 million. The items include 801 bags of foreign parboiled rice in (50kg each) and 38 bags of rice (25kg each), 180 cartons of foreign spaghetti, 81 kegs of vegetable oil, 48 bales of secondhand clothing, 8 vehicles amongst others.

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He further called on the public to aid in the fight against smuggling, as their campaign would help rid the country of these economic saboteurs.

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NCS Seme records Grand Seizure, hands over illicit drugs to NDLEA.

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In a Media Brief, held on Wednesday, 31st March, 2021 at the ECOWAS Joint Border Post, Seme Kraka Border, Badagry, Lagos, Compt. Bello Mohammed Jibo has revealed that the Command will hand over intercepted parcels of cannabis sativa worth over 2 million naira to the NDLEA Command Seme.

Jibo also said that the Command also made a seizure of 705 items with a duty paid value of four hundred and nine million, eight hundred and fifty one thousand, five hundred and thirty three naira, fourteen Kobo. ( #409,851,533.14).

He further said, the Command recorded a trade Volume of three hundred and forty eight million, eight hundred and twenty seven thousand, seven hundred and seventy five metric tons of exported goods, with the free on board FOB value of over 4 billion.

He added that, the command benefited from the welfare package of the Comptroller General of Customs with the construction of 32, 30 and 16 man ranks and files Barracks to cover the inadequacy of accommodation in the command.

The Command also, constructed a modern convenience at the international Park, J4 in Seme Badagry West to assist travellers both locally and internationally as a form of Cooperate Social Responsibility.

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The Command has also partnered with an NGO named community Football Foundation for the establishment of a football Club named Badagry, United.

The overall revenue remitted into the Federation account is eighty million, seven hundred and seventy seven thousand, eight hundred and seven naira, twenty two kobo (N80, 774,807.22) only during the period under review.

The CAC thanked the Comptroller General of Customs and the Management team for the continuous support and guidance.

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War on Smuggling: JBPT Seize Goods Worth N61 Million in 3 Weeks

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War on Smuggling: JBPT Seize Goods Worth N61 Million in 3 Weeks

The fight against smuggling never seems to ease up but the Joint Border Patrol Team Sector 3, Kwara state, have stayed on their heels, recording various seizures amounting to N61 million in 3 weeks, including illegal immigrants.

Items seized within this period include 1,274 bags of foreign parboiled rice, 23 used vehicles, a locally made pistol with 8 cartridges, 242 Jerry cans of PMS, 7 motorcycles among others

 

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In a statement, The Coordinator of JBPT, Comptroller Oluboyega Peters, stressed the need for these illicit traders to engage in legal business and desist from smuggling and warned enemies of extra measures being put in place to counter the influx of smuggling prohibited items into the country

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