Buhari Appoints New Customs Chief


According to DAILY POST ,President Buhari has appointed a new acting comptroller general of the Customs service and its none other than the former Deputy Comptroller General, DCG, of the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, Mohammed Babandede.

Abeshi. was fired by the president last year September and a letter regarding that was obtained by Dailypost.
The letter which was signed by the Minister of Interior, Lt-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd) on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, was entitled: ‘notification of retirement’. It directed Abeshi to immediately handover to Babandede.

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The letter read thus:

I write to notify that the last day of your service in the Nigeria Immigration Service has lapsed on Sunday, 15 May 2016 in accordance with the extension granted you vide PRES/92/INTR/7 dated 4 March 2016. Consequently, you are to handover to DCG Mohammed Babandede (NIS/4817) as the Acting Comptroller General of Immigration effective immediately.

The new acting comptroller, Babandede, is an indigene of Jigawa State. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History/Islamic Studies and a masters degree in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice from Ahmadu Bello University, ABU Zaria.


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