• Fri. Dec 8th, 2023

    “Promises To Sustain Trade Facilitation And Stakeholders Engagement”

    Comptroller Suleiman Bomai has assumed office as new Customs Area Controller of Ports Terminal Multiservices Limited (PTML) Command with a promise to sustain the robust stakeholders engagement in the area.

    This was contained in a press statement signed by SC Yakubu Muhammad, Customs PRO, PTML Command, Lagos to Hybrid News.

    Comptroller Bomai, while taking over from Acting Assistant Comptroller General Festus Oyedele Okun, assured that the four hour clearance of vehicles for compliant traders will be sustained

    The new CAC also urged licensed customs agents, importers and freight forwarders to be compliant at all times as this will guarantee them the full benefits of trade facilitation.

    Bomai said he would continually improve on the laudable revenue collection, trade facilitation, customs community relations and non compromise on their duties.

    At a brief handover ceremony, Acting ACG Okun, the immediate past Controller described the command as one blessed with dedicated officers and stakeholders

    He expressed gratitude to the Comptroller General of Customs, Col Hameed Ibrahim Ali for the opportunity given him to serve in PTML Command from February 2020 to August 2022.

    The outgoing Controller said revenue profile which was at N11 billion monthly to N27 billion

    Comptroller Bomai said at his maiden speech that “This is not a handing over ceremony. I have not seen where an ACG is handing over to a Comptroller. What I think we are doing here is my superior, the ACG, is conveying the directives of the CGC for me to carry on with the leadership of the command”

    “Acting ACG sir, Your coming has ushered in peace stability and industrial harmony with strategic communications that would help achieve efficiency in service delivery.

    “Inter agency collaboration and constant engagements can solve trade disputes and promote team work for maximum results. These are necessary ingredients in the management of 21st century customs” the new CAC said.

    On VIN Valuation, the new CAC urged agents to provide quality data that would be of assistance in improving on the system.

    Comptroller Bomai was born in Fika Local Government Area of present day Yobe State. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (BSc.) in Banking and Finance from the University of Maiduguri and has served in many units and formations of the Nigeria Customs Service, which a joined in 1990.

    He has vast experience spanning over three decades in the NCS having impacted positively wherever he served. He was O/C Customs Intelligence Unit (CIU), Airport, Abuja; O/C Customs Intelligence Unit (CIU), Tincan Island.

    He earned special recognition and was promoted to the rank of a Deputy Comptroller (DC) of Customs after which he served as Deputy Comptroller of Customs (DC), Customs Intelligence Unit, Headquarters, Abuja. Deputy Comptroller of Customs (DC), Customs Intelligence Unit, Apapa Command. Deputy Comptroller of Customs (DC), Post Clearance Audit (PCA), Onne, Zone C. Acting Customs Area Controller (CAC), Oil and Gas and later substantive, Customs Area Controller (CAC), Oil and Gas Command.

    He attended several courses in Nigeria and Overseas including Basic Intelligence Course in the Customs Command and Staff College Gwagwalada, Nigeria; United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Course on illicit traffic of cultural objects at the Centre of Excellence Police Unit in Vicenza, Italy.

    The new CAC PTML is also a member of professional bodies such as Fellow of the Defence College, FDC; Nigerian Institute of Management, NIM and Fellow National Defence College Nigeria. He is also a Member of the Institute of Cooperate Business Affairs Management, ICBAM.

    Comptroller Bomai is happily married and blessed with children. His hobbies include watching football and traveling.

    He reminded stakeholders that VIN Valuation was introduced on their request and would continue to be improved upon

    Acting ACG Okun is now Zonal Coordinator in charge of Zone C, Portharcourt.

    Hyacinth Chinweuba

    HYACINTH Chinweuba is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of Hybrid News Nigeria.

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