The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hammed Ali (rtd) has approved the creation of Kwara Area Command of the NCS in Ilorin, the state capital
The establishment of this new area command was in continuation of transformation agenda of All’s reform, restructure and revenue generation of the Federal Government.
According to a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer (PRO), Kwara Area Command, Mrs. Zakari Chadu and made available at the Press Centre, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kwara State Council, Ilorin today (October 8, 2019), the management has unbundled and created additional Commands to enhance administrative convenience, boost revenue generation of the service and effective coverage of the nation’s borders.
The statement reads: “I wish to inform you that Kwara State has been given full autonomy of a command. It was carved out of Niger/Kwara/Kogi Area Command.
“The Command will henceforth be called and addressed as Nigeria Customs Service, Kwara Area Command, Headquarters, Ilorin, Kwara State.
“Comptroller HB Ahmed fsi has been posted as the pioneer Customs Area Controller and he has since assumed duty.”