The Comptroller General of Customs, Hameed Ali, has approved the appointment of Comptroller Abba Kura as the new Controller of the Apapa area command.
His appointment followed the promotion of the immediate past controller 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 Monday.