The Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs, (NCS) Col. Hammed Ali (rtd), has approved the creation of a full fledged autonomous area command for the service in Ilorin, Kwara state capital.
The new area command was carved out of Niger/Kwara/Kogi Area Commands
The command will henceforth be called and addressed as Nigeria Customs Service, Kwara Area Command, Headquarters, Ilorin, Kwara State.
This was contained in a statement made available to Journalists in Ilorin signed by the Public Relation Officer of the new command, Mr. Zakari. Chadu and made to Journalists in Ilorin Wednesday.
For the immediate take- off of the command, the statement added that the “Comproller HB Ahmed fsi has been the posted as the pioneer customs area controller and he has since assumed duty.”
The statement said the creation was “done in continuation of transformation agenda of All’s reform, restructure and revenue generation of the federal government.
It added that the customs management “has unbundled and created additional commands to enhance administrative convenience, boost revenue generation of the service and effective coverage of the nation’s borders”
The statement reads: “I wish to inform you that Kwara State has been given full autonomy of a command. It was carved out of Niger/Kwara/Kogi Area Command.
“The command will henceforth be called and addressed as Nigeria Customs Service, Kwara Area Command, Headquarters, Ilorin, Kwara State.
“Comptroller HB Ahmed fsi has been posted as the pioneer Customs Area Controller and he has since assumed duty.”