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F.O.U Zone “A”, Intercepts 4,640 Jerry Cans of PMS, Records Seizures Worth 3.3 Billion DPV in 3 Months

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F.O.U Zone "A", Intercepts 4,640 Jerry Cans of PMS, Records Seizures Worth 3.3 Billion DPV in 3 Months

The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit, Zone A, Ikeja made seizures with Duty Paid Value worth 3.3 Billion in three months.

This was disclosed by the Ag. Comptroller in charge of the Federal Operations Unit Zone ‘A’ DC Usman Yahaya
at its Headquarters in Ikeja, Lagos during a briefing with the media.

He further stated that the seizures made were in compliance with section 158 of Customs and Excise Management Act, Cap C45 law of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 as amended.

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The Unit also disclosed that from 21st April til date, a total of 144 seizures has been made.

The breakdown is as follows, 14,789 bags of 50kg smuggled parboiled rice, 727 cartons of unregistered drugs, 2,784 cartons of frozen poultry products, 28 units of smuggled used Vehicles, 116,000 litres (4,640 jerry cans) of PMS, 237 Bales and sacks of secondhand clothing, 20 cartons of Tramadol, 885 pieces of used tyres, among others.

A total of 23 suspects were arrested in connection with the seizures while twelve have secured administrative Bail.

Explaining the desperation of smugglers, DC Yahya revealed how cannabis were concealed in travel bags and sacks.

He also revealed that the 885 seized tyres were falsely declared.

Yahya added “the operatives had confrontations with smugglers in volatile areas like Oyo and Idiroko axis, but this will never deter the operatives from carrying out their statutory duties”.

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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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