Change of Banton: As Comptroller Bashar Steps Aside
By Gina EmmanuelUnassuming Comptroller Bashar Yusuf of the Tincan Island Port has stepped aside to pursue another challenging official phase.
Yusuf has handed over to the new controller ,Comptroller Mohammed Abdullahi Baba Musa as he has been redeployed as Comptroller Pre-Arrival Assessment Report (PAAR) Ruling Centre.
The immediate past controller of the Command, in the little time he was at the helms of affairs was able to increase and generate revenue, tighened all loop areas where government money could be compromised.
Aside that, customs agents during his brief stay were forced to be ICT literate for better service delivery. While training and re-training of officers and men were his priority.
It was during his time, a clinic was set up within the port as well as a world class ICT centre, which his predecessors did not achieve such feat.
Meanwhile, in a statement by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, Uche Ejesieme said the development came on the heels of the recent re-deployment of some Senior Officers by the Customs Management aimed at re-jigging the Service for a sustained functionality.
The new Comptroller was born in 1964 and enlisted into the Nigeria Customs Service as Cadet Officer in 1990 and has served in various capacities which includes but not limited to Zone ‘A’ Headquarters in 2005 – 2006, Tariff and Trade headquarter’s department from 2011 to 2017, Post Clearance Audit (PCA) where he was in-charge of System Audit. The new Controller has promised to build on the legacies of his predecessor in all ramifications and called for the support of all critical stakeholders in the task ahead. Comptroller Musa has been variously described as a highly disciplined officer and gentleman, highly knowledgeable in Customs modernization procedures and therefore posses the requisite competence to deliver on his mandate. He is happily married with children.
Gtechnews.com.ng wishes Comptroller Bashar Yusuf the very best as he surmounts all odds in the discharge of his official duties.