The Comptroller General of Customs, Colonel Hammed Ali has approved the creation of Kwara Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service in Ilorin, the State capital.
This was done in continuation of transformation agenda of reform, restructure and revenue generation of the Nigerian Government.
According to a statement signed by the Public Relation Officer, Kwara Area Command, Mr. Zakari Chado and made available to newsmen, the management has unbundled and created additional Commands to enhance administrative convenience, boost revenue generation of the service and effective coverage of the nation’s borders.
The statement reads: “I wish to inform you that Kwara State has been given full autonomy of a command. It was carved out of Niger/Kwara/Kogi Area Command.
“The Command will henceforth be called and addressed as Nigeria Customs Service, Kwara Area Command, Headquarters, Ilorin, Kwara State.
“Comptroller Hassan Bello Ahmed has been posted as the pioneer Customs Area Controller and he has since assumed duty.”