Change of baton at Tin Can Customs –as Comptroller Musa takes over from Bashar


Funso Olojo || A new Comptroller has resumed duties at the Tin Can Island Command of the Nigeria Customs Service.

Yesterday, Comptroller Musa N.B.A took over the mantle of leadership from Comptroller Yusuf Bashar who have provided effective leadership in the last two years for the command during which spectacular seizures were made, among which were the famous double arms seizures that recently earned the command a World Customs Organisation(WCO)recognition award.

At a brief hand -over ceremony held at the command on Wednesday,  Comptroller Bashar advised the new Comptroller to leverage on the achievements recorded by the command under his watch in the last two years.

He said the command generated N600 billion within the last two years, expressing confidence that the incoming Comptroller will surpass the target.

He expressed appreciation to officers and stakeholders including clearing agents operating at the command for helping him achieve success during his stay, while appealing to them to extend same support to his successor.

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“Not quite long, we receive an international award because of our performance. I have no doubt in my mind that Tin Can will excel above where I am leaving. If you have given me 100 percent support, please give 300 percent to the new Comptroller. I have also urged him to show compassion when dealing with our freight forwarder community’’, Bashar said.

Comptroller Musa solicited for the support and cooperation of officers to enable him succeed in his mandate, while promising to sustain and improve on the achievements of his predecessor.

He assured that his doors will be open as he intends to run an all- inclusive administration.

“I will run a transparent, open door and all- inclusive administration’, the new Comptroller promised.

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Comptroller Musa was the Controller of System Audit at the Customs headquarters, Abuja while Comptroller Yusuf Bashar, who was redeployed to the Customs Headquarters as Controller of the Pre- Arrival Assessment Report (PAAR) ruling centre, has since resumed duties.