According to a popular maritime blog, the Apapa Nigerian customs now have a new Comptroller. Comptroller Abba Kura has been approved by The Comptroller General of Nigerian Customs, Hameed Ali as the new Comptroller of Apapa. His appointment followed the promotion of the immediate past Comptroller of the command, Comptroller Bashir Abubakar as Assistant Comptroller General of Customs (ACG), Headquarters.
ACG Abubakar was posted to Apapa command barely eight months ago and within his short stay, recorded outstanding performance in revenue generation, trade facilitation and anti-smuggling operations. He was honoured with the World Customs Organization (WCO) award for exceptional performance after he made a remarkable seizure of 41 containers of tramadol worth more than N7.3 billion.
The officers who seized the large consignment of Tramadol had rejected a bribe of N150 million offered them by the importers of the seized item. Prior to his redeployment, the new Apapa Controller was in charge of the Customs post-clearance audit unit in Zone A Lagos.
He is expected to assume duty in Apapa on Today, 18th of March 2019.