BY INNOCENT OROK
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) is set to unbundled some Area Command s to create room for new ones in order for greater efficiency. To this end the Service management has approved the unbundling and creation of eight new Customs Area commands so as to enhance administrative convenience and boost revenue generation of the service.
According to a circular sighted by our Correspondent and signed by the Deputy Comptroller-General of Customs (DCG) in charge of Finance, Administration and Technical Services ( FATS), DCG Aminu Dangaladima, yesterday said that 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.
In the circular, the Area Commands so unbundled and created includes; Murtala Mohammed International Airport Area Command created from MMAC with its Headquarters at MMIA, Ogun II Area Command created from Ogun Area Command with Headquarters at Abeokuta, North Eastern Marine Command created from Eastern Marine Command with Headquarters at Makurdi and Kaduna Area Command created from Kaduna/Katsina Area Command with Headquarters at Kaduna.
Others are Kebbi Area Command crated from Sokoto/Kebbi/Zamfara Area Command with Headquarters at Birnin-Kebbi, Kwara Area Command created from Niger/Kwara/Kogi Area Command with Headquarters at Ilorin, North Western Marine Command created from Western Marine Command with Headquarters at Lokoja and Port-Harcourt Oil and Gas FTZ Area Command created from PHC I Area Command with Headquarters at Onne, Rivers State.
Also, the Service 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 said that the elevation was also approved by the Nigeria Customs Service Board at its 50th Regular meeting held on Tuesday 21st May, 2019, as part of the reorganization of the Nigeria Customs 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.