NOVEMBER 25TH, 2008 NCS RECRUITMENT LIST

Following the on line submission of application, the following candidates are hereby invited for Examination/Interview scheduled as follows:

DATE CATEGORY:
1st – 5th December, 2008 GENERAL DUTY: CONSOLS 08, 07 and 06
11th – 13th December, 2008 MARINE CADRE 06, 04 and DRIVERS 03
15th – 19th December, 2008 GENERAL DUTY: CONSOLS 04 and 03

The Examination/Interview will start at 9.00 a.m. on the days/categories specified at all the venues. All candidates must bring the following along with them to the interview: 

(a) Original of birth certificate or sworn affidavit/declaration of age. 
(b) Original of certificate of state/local government of origin. 
(c) Original certificate of educational qualifications. 
(d) Original of NYSC discharge certificate. 
(e) Original certificate of medical fitness from Government hospital. 
(f) Two (2) recent passport photographs. 

All candidates must seat for the examinations in their respective states of origin as indicated below: 

STATE OF ORIGIN INTERVIEW/EXAMINATION VENUE 

  1. Lagos/Ogun Customs Zonal Hqtrs, Yaba
  2. Osun/Oyo Customs House, Ibadan
  3. Ondo/Ekiti Customs House, Akure
  4. Kaduna/Katsina Customs Zonal Hqtrs, Kaduna
  5. Kano/Jigawa Customs House, Kano
  6. Niger/Kwara Customs House, Minna
  7. Kogi/FCT Customs House, FCT
  8. Sokoto/Kebbi/Zamfara Customs House, Kebbi
  9. Rivers/Bayelsa Customs Zonal Hqtrs, PHarcourt
  10. Cross River/Akwa Ibom Customs House, Calabar
  11. Enugu/Anambra/Ebonyi Customs House, Enugu
  12. Abia/Imo Customs House, Owerri
  13. Edo/Delta Customs House, Warri
  14. Adamawa/Taraba Customs House, Yola
  15. Bauchi/Gombe Customs Zonal Hqtrs, Bauchi
  16. Borno/Yobe Customs House, Maiduguri
  17. Plateau/Nassarawa/Benue Customs House, Jos 

NB: 

For more information/details visit the NCS website www.customs.gov.ng and/or the nearest Customs Area Command.

NOVEMBER 7TH, 2008 ADHERING TO IMPORT/EXPORT PROHIBITION LIST

The trading community has again been called upon to be conversant with the Import and Export prohibition list. The call was made by the Comptroller Federal Operations Unit Zone C Owerri; Alhaji Ahmed Mohammed while showing another set of assorted contraband items intercepted and seized by his officers and men in Benin City

He said “We keep telling them about the need to trade only on goods that the law permits, they won’t listen, hence they keep loosing”. The goods intercepted and seized include:

  • One truck carrying 267 cartons of frozen turkey
  • 410 cartons of apple
  • One trailer carrying 188 bales of assorted foreign textile materials
  • 30 pieces of travelling bags

The leader of the Patrol team, Chief Superintendent of Customs Ayodeji Akintola declared “We are in a battle with smugglers,they are loosing daily”.

He expressed the determination of his team to flush smugglers out of business.

Three persons were arrested in connection with the seizures and investigation continues.

JULY 30TH, 2008 CUSTOMS CLOSES TERMINAL IN TINCAN ISLAND PORT

The Comptroller-General of Customs Hamman Bello Ahmed has directed the immediate withdrawal of Customs Officers posted to Terminal A of the Tincan Island Port, Lagos. The closure of the Terminal for customs operations was effected because of the inability of its operators – Josephdam Nigeria Limited, to provide adequate office accommodation for Customs operatives deployed at the Terminal. 

The Comptroller General gave the directives at the port after a surprise visit undertaken to assess the performance of the Terminal Concessionaires in developing their areas of operations. he regretted that after several warnings, the defaulting operator has failed to discharge its responsibilities as provided for under the Law.

He directed that no cargo should be discharged in the Terminal until further notice.

“We shall not tolerate a situation where the operators are working in a conducive environment, while the officers are kept in a container”, he declared.

At Terminal B and D, he expressed similar dissatisfaction with the situation, but gave the operators two month grace period to improve the facilities.

The Terminals are operated by Tincan Island Container Terminal and 5 Star Logistics Limited respectively.

The Comptroller-General of Customs however commended the operators of Terminal D, Ports and Cargo Handling Company (SIFAX) for the level of infrastructural development carried out in the concessional Area.

JULY 10TH, 2008 CUSTOMS-EFCC COLLABORATE TO FIGHT CRIME

As the war against corruption rages on, a call has gone to Security Agencies to partner together to eradicate crime in the country.

The Comptroller-General of Customs, Hamman Bello Ahmed made this call while receiving the Chairman, Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Mrs. Farida Waziri in his office. While commending the EFCC for working hard to deal with Economic Saboteurs, he stressed the need for the Chairman to partner with the Customs through exchange of intelligence reports that will help in eradicating all forms of criminality in the maritime sector.

Alhaji Hamman Bello Ahmed told the visiting EFCC Boss that the new Management of the NCS is committed to the Federal Government vision of making Nigeria a dominant global economic force by the year 2020, through restoring Professionalism and facilitation of trade. He called for the sustainability of Joint Operations in Investigation and Training Operations.

Earlier, the EFCC Chairman had described the Nigeria Customs Service as a crucial ally in a coordinated fight against crime in Nigeria.

Mrs. Waziri noted that with the level of sophistication in the world of crime, no one Agency can tame it alone. She promised to work closely with the Nigeria Customs Service through exchange of useful intelligence and regular interaction with the Customs High Command.

JULY 10TH, 2008 16 COMPTROLLERS IN NEW POSTINGS

Sixteen Comptrollers of Customs have been redeployed to new commands in the wake of the restructuring of the Service which started a month ago

In the deployment approved in Abuja by the Comptroller-General of Customs, Hamman Bello Ahmed, Ten Comptrollers were posted to take charge of commands vacated by officers who were promoted to the Ranks of Assistant Comptroller-General last month. Three of the officers were serving Customs Area Controllers deployed from Zonal offices and Headquarters Units

In the new posting, Comptroller Ali Wakili of Tin Can Island moves to Seme Command as Area Controller, while Comptroller David Agbaje from Customs Headquarters replaces him. Compt. (Mrs) Hanatu Suleiman from Headquarters takes over Apapa Command, while Compt. Mrs Nwokocha moves to Lagos Industrial Command from the Lagos Zonal Office

Comptroller Jide Olojo leaves Kano/Jigawa for Ogun Command, while Comptroller Hassan Kila moves to Customs Headquarters from Ikorodu Lighter Terminal. Commandant of the Customs Training College, Lagos, Gabriel Aliu takes over Post Clearance (East), while Dr Thomas Anpe (mni) resumes as new Commandant

The rest are;

  • Comptroller Hamed Dan Alkali-Adamawa to Kano/Jigawa
  • Comptroller Rufia Adamu- Excise to Asycuda
  • Comptroller Ahmed Aliyu- Valuation to Posting-Clearance(West)
  • Comptroller Shehu Musa Zone D to Cross-River/Akwa-Ibom
  • Comptroller Yusuf Moham Zone C to Adamawa/Taraba
  • Comptroller Idris Suleiman Headquarters-Niger/Kwara
  • Comptroller (Mrs) Ogundipe Establishment NCS Board

All the postings take immediate effect. 

JULY 10TH, 2008 PRESS STATEMENT

The Nigeria Customs Service takes a major leap towards the attainment of 48-hour clearance of Goods as the Comptroller-General, Hamman Bello Ahmed unveils two new Internet Caf’s dedicated to processing of Direct Traders Input (DTI) Declarations in Lagos.

The operation of DTI is part of efforts to bring all stakeholders involved in cargo clearance under one community where all processes are electronically-driven. It allows Importers or their Agents to access the Customs Asycuda Server and make their Declarations directly without being physically present at any Customs Port.

Presently, Importers and their Agents still throng the various Customs Processing Centers located in our ports to lodge their Declarations for Acceptance, Face Vet and Data Capture, a process that may take two full working days, before actual processing starts. Under DTI, the Declarations are transmitted electronically straight into the Customs Server in less than half an hour. Since the process of Face Vet will be eliminated, the server will only accept Declarations that are compliant with set rules and standards. Importers must therefore exercise due diligence and honesty in their Declarations to take maximum advantage of DTI.

Under the Current DTI Policy, five (5) Operators were licensed by the Customs to run the Cafes under close supervision. There are plans by the Customs Management to extend the gesture of DTI Licences to interest groups like the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Customs Agents Associations and Importers Group.

The operation of the DTI Caf’s is part of a larger Customs Community Inter-connectivity Project being pursued by the Comptroller-General of Customs. Other Community Members have been given a deadline of September 30th 2008 to inter-connect their operations with Customs. By that date, Customs will accept taxes made only by e-payment from its duty collecting Banks, while all off-port terminals must hook up to the Customs Asycuda Server before a Declaration will be accepted for processing.

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