*** Upgrades Nigeria Customs Service Command & Staff College
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has approved the unbundling and creation of eight Customs Area commands so as to enhance administrative convenience and boost revenue generation of the service.
A circular signed by the Deputy Comptroller-General of Customs (DCG) in charge of Finance, Admin and Technical Services, DCG Aminu Dangaladima, and made available to PLATFORM REPORTERS said the approval for the unbundling and creation of the eight area commands was granted at the 50th Regular Meeting of the Nigeria Customs Service Board held on Tuesday 21st May, 2019.
According the circular, the area commands so unbundled and created includes; Murtala Mohammed International Airport Area Command from MMAC with Headquarters at MMIA, Ogun II Area Command from Ogun Area Command with Headquarters at Abeokuta, North Eastern Marine Command from Eastern Marine Command with Headquarters at Makurdi and Kaduna Area Command from Kaduna/Katsina Area Command with Headquarters at Kaduna.
Others are Kebbi Area Command from Sokoto/Kebbi/Zamfara Area Command with Headquarters at Birnin-Kebbi, Kwara Area Command from Niger/Kwara/Kogi Area Command with Headquarters at Ilorin, North Western Marine Command from Western Marine Command with Headquarters at Lokoja and Port-Harcourt Oil and Gas FTZ Area Command from PHC I Area Command with Headquarters at Onne.
In a related development, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has approved the elevation of the Service’s Command and Staff College to Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) to be headed by a Deputy Comptroller-General of Customs.
DCG Aminu Dangaladima who disclosed this in a circular on behalf of the Comptroller-General of Customs in Abuja yesterday said that the elevation, approved by the Nigeria Customs Service Board at its 50th Regular meeting held on Tuesday 21st May, 2019, was part of the reorganization of the service in line with the present management’s agenda.
He noted that the action was to pave way for the college to measure up the responsibility of developing curriculum, conducting training, ensuring synergy and conducting oversight roles in one place.
“Nigeria Customs Service TRADOC will also conceptualize training curricula, allocation of particular levels of training to various Nigeria Customs Service Colleges and oversees the actual conduct of training”, Dangaladima said.