By Silas Onuoha
With the recent appointments and redeployments of some management members and Comptrollers by the Ag. Comptroller General of Customs Bashir Adewale Adeniyi MFR for optimal operational efficiency of the service, the Katsina Area Command was not left out of the development as Comptroller Muhammed Umar Abubakar was deployed to the Command.
On the 13th of September, 2023 he took over as the Customs Area Controller from his predecessor Compt. MN Musa.
Comptroller Umar is a native of Bauchi State. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaira. He was enlisted into the Service as an Assistant Superintendent of Customs in 1989. He attended several courses both within and outside the country. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Strategic Management, Nigeria.
The Controller is a seasoned officer with vast experience in various Customs formations, units, and departments, his posting has re-candled the light of hope that the Command will improve on its core mandate of revenue generation, trade facilitation, and smuggling suppression.
Before his promotion to the rank of Comptroller, he was once an Acting Comptroller Special Duties at the Headquarters Abuja. He also served as substantive controller of Plateau/Nassarawa/Benue, Kano/Jigawa. Until his present posting, he was Comptroller Admin at the Zonal Headquarters, Zone B Kaduna.
The CAC thanked the Ag. CGC and his management team for the privilege to serve the nation as controller of Katsina Area Command, promised to uphold the highest standard of professionalism and work ethics, he further charged officers and men of the Command to be disciplined and professional while discharging their duties.