Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (retd), has redeployed Mohammed Abba-Kura to take over as Customs Area Comptroller of Apapa Command.
He takes over from former Comptroller Abubakar Bashir, who was recently appointed as Acting Assistant Comptroller General (ACG) and posted to the service headquarters in Abuja.
With a strong ICT background backed with revenue leakage prevention capacity, Abba-Kura is expected to oversee customs operations at the service flagship command with highest volume of trade and revenue collection.
Abba-Kura was until his recent posting, the Comptroller in charge of Zone A office of Post Clearance Audit (PCA) where he achieved the recovery of N17.4 billion in 2018.
His use of Harmonised System (HS) code, the C (Customs) number, type of commodities imported, profile of importers and their agents including applying blocking of suspected duty defaulters from further transactions assisted in the recoveries
He achieved collection of N2.3 billion underpayment from a company through audit discoveries without compromising flow of business in line with laid down World Customs Organization (WCO) procedures.