The new Area Controller, Apapa  Command of Nigeria Customs Service, Comptroller Mohammed Buba Auwal has declared that due process shall be given priority in cargo clearance to all containers landing and leaving Apapa Port and henceforth shall be subjected to 100% examination.

Comptroller Auwal, said he is ready for the job and would work to sustain and surpass the N1.5 trillion revenue profile of his predecessor  as he takes over the mantle of  leadership of the Command from Assistant Comptroller-General Malanta Yusuf.
“I am delighted to be here with you. We know that the Federal Government relying on officers in the Command to collect and generate revenues and stop and suppress smuggling. I am ready for the job and will sustain the tempo and improve on the level of achievements of my predecessor. We shall do our best.

“I want to urge all our Releasing Officers to ensure that no containers leave the port without undergoing 100% examination. Officers should exhibit high level of integrity in cargo releasing, so as to avoid release of cargo in error,” Auwal said, calling on all the command’s staff not to relent on their efforts and extend their cooperation to him just as they did to ACG Malanta Yusuf.

He advised  the Customs agents,  freight forwarders and other stakeholders, to always make true and proper declarations.
"There won’t be delay once cargo is declared correctly. I am not going to entertain non-compliant traders. To avoid delay, I am urging you to make proper declaration,”.

Speaking earlier, the outgoing Controller,  now Assistant Comptroller-General, ICT Modernisation, Yusuf, described Auwal as a man of due diligence. “Comptroller Mohammed Auwal is a diligent officer who upholds due process always. 

"We are now in the era of due process. I know you can do better than we have done,” said Yusuf, who took time to mention the successes attained during his 23 months in the saddle.

Yusuf, who is now in charge of ICT Modernization at the Customs headquarters in Abuja, said correct declaration is key, saying “without correct declaration N1.5 trillion collected in 2022 would not have been attained.”

Comptroller Yusuf, dedicated his achievement to officers and men of the Command and urged the new Controller to continue with the ongoing remodeling of the Command offices, especially in the enforcement and other terminal where necessary.

 Certificates of Honour were  presented to officers who have distinguished themselves at their units. 
This include the Public Relations Officer of the Command,  Abubakar Usman.

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