Following the recent  redeployment of some officers and Comptrollers by the Ag. Comptroller General of Customs Bashir Adewale Adeniyi MFR for optimal operational efficiency of the service, Comptroller Muhammed Umar Abubakar, has taken over as the Commander of the Katsina Area Command.

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He took over on September  13, 2023 as the Customs Area Controller from his predecessor Compt. MN Musa.

A Press Statement released by Superintendent of Customs, Tahir Balarabe,
Public Relations Officer for the Customs Area Controller on September 15, 2023 stated that Comptroller Umar is a native of Bauchi State.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaira, and 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.