By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The former customs area comptroller in charge of Kano and Jigawa Command, Alhaji Yusuf Abba Kasim has been commended for his efforts at improving on revenue generation while in office in 2017.
The commendation was given by a custom licensed clearing agent, Alhaji Sani Muhammad who also described the the former area comptroller before he was redeployed to another command as a man with integrity, transparent and accountable.
He noted that the Kano/Jigawa command during Alhaji Kasim tenure witnessed tremendous improvement which was equally visible in revenue generation which surpassed the target for the year.
The clearing agent who gave the commendation on a sideline of an event in Kaduna also posited tjat, “for the past 30 years, the Kano/Jigawa command has never attained positive changes, good leadership and development cpmpared to the administration of Abba Kasim as the area comptroller, whereby the command generated over N13 billion as revenue in 2017.
“Abba Kasim generated revenue amounting to N13.05 billion as against the allocated revenue target by the management for the year 2017, which is N10 billion”.
” Abba Kasim has brought tremendous success to Nigeria customs service, Kano/jigawa command which had witnessed a setback during previous years in terms of revenue generation amongst other challenges”.let
Alhaji Muhammad said that the people of Kano and Jigawa state will always remember Abba Kasim legacy and remain grateful to his visionary leadership while he was still there.
” We will always pray for him and we are wishing him a successful tenure in his new office ” he prayed.
Meanwhile, he called on other area comptrollers to emulate the good leadership qualities as demonstrated by Alhaji Kasim and ensure the discharge of their duties responsibly and with the fear of God.