Customs: More Problems As Ali Polarizes Service

FOU/ Strike Force Battle For Relevance By Bayo Bernard Business Editor Few days ago some officers of the Comptroller General of Customs, Strike Force team in Lagos led by Assistant Comptroller Salisu Assababullah pursued some rice smugglers along the Ijebu Ode highway, almost causing accident on the ever busy road. While this was going on, the Federal Operations Unit, FOU officers that mounted surveillance on the same highway only looked away in a manner that suggested that they are totally lost in the new anti-smuggling arrangement of the NCS. Some…

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Abducted Customs Officer Feared Killed

By Stephen Ubanna Hopes of rescuing Rasheed Abdulsalam, the abducted Customs driver, attached to the Nigeria Customs, NCS, Federal Operations Unit, FOU, Zone A, Ikeja, by a combined  team of the Customs, Army and the police who had been in search for him  looks slim as people feared that he  may have been killed . This is evident going by the rumours making the rounds in Sango Otta, Ogun state  and its  environs that he has been killed by the” fireworks”. The rumour became  more pronounced  last week   that ”…

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Ali Moves For Full Automation Of Customs Operations

By Stephen Ubana Officials of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, and the United States based Information Communication Company, Oracle Corporation have begun talks over the use of its Information Communication technology, ICT, to entrench its fully e- Customs operation. Hameed Ali, a retired Colonel and Comptroller General, NCS, broke the cheery news to officers and men of the Service at the just concluded World Customs Organisation, WCO Day, Celebration held at  the Customs Training College Gwagwalada, Abuja. Ali  disclosed that the technology if put into use  by the Service” will…

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