By Ray Ugochukwu
After putting in a meritorious service for fatherland, the immediate past Coordinator, CGC Strike Force Zone ‘C’, Alhaji Musa Yusuf, has bowed out of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) with the enviable rank of Comptroller.
Yusuf was among the newly promoted Comptrollers decorated Tuesday at the Service Headquarters, Abuja.
The Yobe State born senior Customs officer attended St. Paul’s Primary School and Government Secondary School, both in Yobe. He later went to the School of Basic Studies, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria. Thereafter, young Yusuf proceeded to same university to study Architecture and bagged a Bsc an an MSc in the process.
Yusuf (m) being decorated by officers
He worked at the Niger command’s Operation unit as the OC Patrol and later moved to the Kebbi command as the OC ACG’s Squad.
The retired Comptroller was later moved to the Kastina command and served as the OC Roving and Monitoring Team.
When moved to Lagos, Yusuf worked at Lilypond as OC Bonding and Bulk Cargo seats and from here to the EI&I department of the Abuja
Other areas he worked in as an officer included FOU Zone D; FOU Bauchi, D-Operations; Zone A, Operations; Port Harcourt Area 1 command as NPA 2IC, Joe-Eboje Bonded Terminal and Zone B.
Yusuf was part of the team that hatched a special operation to stop the flow of perboiled rice in Lagos and environs during the administration of late CGC Dikko Abdullahi Inde.
He also served as Special Assistant on Anti-Rice Smuggling and later woked at the Command and Staff College, Gwagwalanda, Abuja, as the Principal Staff Officer (PSO), among others.
His last Area Command posting was Apapa, where he served as the DC Enforcement before he retired from the Abuja headquarters in December 2022.