By Adaku Walter
Customs Comptroller, Abubakar Umar, has taken over as substantive Customs Area Controller (CAC) of the Western Marine Command (WMC).
During the hand over ceremony at the WMC Headquarters in Lagos, outgoing Acting CAC, Enonche Ochiba, welcomed and congratulated Umar on his deployment to the command.
In a statement issued by the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the command, Isah Sulaiman, the outgoing Customs boss appreciated the officers and men of the command for their support and cooperation during his tenure and urged them to equally support and cooperation with the new Area Controller.
Speaking, Umar urged the officers to rededicate themselves to their statutory responsibilities and charged them to be disciplined and work according to the codes, procedures, departmental instructions and laws as enshrine in the Customs and Excise Management Act Cap C45 2004 as amended.
Umar was among the Comptrollers, who were recently redeployed on February 8, 2022 by the Comptroller General of Customs, Hameed Ali.
Until his appointment, Umar was the Comptroller in-charge of Discipline at the Customs Headquarters, Abuja.