Comptroller Shauibu Takeover at Customs FOU, Zone B, Kaduna


By Innocent Orok

After handing over the mantle of leadership to Comptroller Ojo James at Ogun 1 Command of the Nigeria Customs Service on Tuesday, Comptroller Ahmadu Bello Shauibu has resume on Wednesday as the new Customs Controller of Federal Operations Unit, Zone B Kaduna.

Comptroller Dalha Wada Chedi handed over the mantle of leadership of the Unit to Comptroller Ahmadu Bello Shuaibu on 17 April 2024 at the Unit’s Headquarters in Kaduna in a colourful transition ceremony.

The outgoing Comptroller Wada, while delivering his speech thanked the Comptroller-General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi MFR for the opportunity given to him to serve as the Comptroller of the Unit and also for the task ahead.

He also commend the unwavering support and dedication of the Officers and Men of the Unit, while urging them to extend same to Comptroller Shuaibu.

Wada said, “I must commend you for your sacrifices, doggedness and tenacity throughout my stay as the Comptroller FOU ‘B’ Kaduna. Your hard work, dedication and commitment to excellence have been the driving force behind our collective achievement.

“l urged all of you, Officers and Men of this Unit to embrace our new Comptroller and extend the same unwavering support you gave me to continue to take the Unit to greater heights”.

In his own remarks, the new Comptroller Shauibu gave all glory to the Almighty Allah for the privilege of being assigned to the Unit and conveyed his gratitude to the CGC and his management team for their support. Comptroller Shuaibu eulogized his predecessor for the achievements he recorded during his tenure.

Furthermore, he solicited the cooperation and synergy of all the security agencies as well as the Fourth Realm of Estate.

He said “We are public servants, everybody plays his or her own role in the project Nigeria. We are here to contribute our quota of ensuring that the mandate of NCS in revenue generation, anti-smuggling, trade facilitation and above all National Security is achieved.

“We cannot do it alone without the cooperation of all the security agencies as well as the press. We must work together because we do not have any country other than Nigeria”, Shauibu said.

The new Unit Controller charged Officers and Men of the Unit to be disciplined, focused and professional in the discharge of their duties.

The ceremony garnered support from various stakeholders. It was attended by the Chief of Staff to the Governor of Kaduna State, the Commandant of the Nigeria Police College, Kaduna, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, the State Coordinator, National Youth Service Corps, The Zonal Manager, News Agency of Nigeria among others. They appreciated Comptroller Wada’s dedication to duty and wished him success in his new assignment.

Also speaking, the Zonal Manager News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) said, ”As the baton passes from one capable leader to another, the FOU Zone “B” stands poised to maintain its unwavering commitment to safeguarding national interests and fostering collaboration for a brighter future.”

Comptroller AB Shuaibu was the immediate past Area Controller of Ogun 1 Area Command, Idiroko. This is even as Comptroller CD Wada has been redeployed to the NCS Headquarters, Abuja, as the Comptroller Enforcement.


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