December 5, 2022

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Former Custom Boss, Dikko Inde Goes Into Big-time Mechanized Farming …Acquires 20 hectares of land

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Erstwhile Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Dikko Abdullahi Inde has surely prepared for life after retirement. The Musawa, Katsina State-born Customs officer is rumoured to have acquired vast hectares of land and also purchased various modern-day equipment to commence operation.
It is also hinted that Dikko Inde has employed workers for the farm. Not only that, Inde is also said to have agreed to pay his new workers handsomely. This is meant to be a step towards making them happy, loyal and above all for the successful day-to-day operations.
It would be recalled that Abdullahi Inde joined the Nigeria Customs Service in 1988. He had served in various customs commands including Seme Border, Tincan Island Port, Apapa, Imo Command, Kaduna, Badagry Area Command, Investigation and Inspection Headquarters, Abuja Badagry Area Command before he was appointed as Controller-General of Nigeria Customs Service on 26th August 2009. He had played a significant role in the transformation of the Nigeria Customs Service. He has also won several awards including:
* Member of The Federal Republic, MFR, awarded by the president of Federal Republic of Nigeria
*Officer of the Federal Republic, OFR, awarded by the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
* Best Anti-smuggling Command of the Year (2007) awarded by the National Council of Managing Directors of Licensed Customs Agents
*International Freight Forwards Association Award of the Highest CAC Revenue Collector of the Year (2007).
* Badagry Prime Award for Excellence (2007).
* Maritime Watch Outstanding Service Award (2007)
* Bold News Africa International Magazine’s African Leadership Icon Merit Award (2008)
* African Leaders of Integrity Merit Award 2008.
* Africa Gold International Communications Award for Great African Patriotic Achiever’s (GAPAGA) 2008.
* African Age International Leadership Gold Award for Excellence.
* African Choice International News Magazine Award for Meritorious Award for Heroic Service, 2009.
* Transparent Monitoring Action’s Award for Transparent Administrator of year 2009.
* Globalink International 2009 African International Role Model Leadership Gold Award for National Development.
*Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Inspirational Leadership and Good Governance Award, 2009.
*Maritime Reporters Association of Nigeria’s MARAN Award for the Most Outstanding Customs Administrator, 2009.
* National Association of Government Approval Freight Forwarder’s (NAGAFF) Peace Award 2009.
With these achievements, Abdullahi Inde has really shown that he has done his best for the Nigeria Customs Service and deserved additional financial input after retirement.

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UBA Foundation Rings in The Yuletide Season, Lights Up the Lagos Marina Africa’s Global bank, United Bank for Africa, through its Corporate Social Responsibility Arm, the UBA Foundation, on Tuesday, held its annual Christmas Lighting ceremony to mark the start of the festive season. The brilliant Christmas Lights of the UBA Foundation Gardens at the UBA Head Office on the Marina in Lagos, were activated by the bank’s Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Oliver Alawuba, in a grand ceremony which was witnessed by key management staff and some customers of the bank. Alawuba, who addressed attendees at the ceremony, reiterated that the annual Lighting event is a symbol of hope for the coming year, the future and all the goodness it will bring into people’s lives. Alawuba said, “The UBA Foundation is focused on touching lives and giving back to its host communities. UBA through its foundation, the UBA Foundation desire remains is committed to improving lives in whatever way we can. We want to give back always and this event is quite symbolic as it represents the affinity we have towards our customers, employees and associates as well as our communities.” The CEO of the UBA Foundation, Mrs Bola Atta, said that the Christmas lighting ceremony was important for the Foundation adding: “Today is significant. All over the world, it is known in the advent period as Giving Tuesday. It is a time to give back to those who don’t have enough. It is a time to shine light on others, to give hope and give gifts. Today we gave out a lot of gifts and people were happy as we lit up the Foundation gardens to symbolise joy and hope. We are constantly reminded as an institution, of our promise to continue to touch lives and show kindness. In these difficult times, sharing even a little bit, goes a long way.” The lighting ceremony was attended by UBA staff members and customers who were serenaded with Christmas carols by the UBA Customer Fulfilment Centre’s choir. It ended with a guided tour around the UBA Foundation gardens on the Lagos Marina. Over the years, the UBA Foundation has been very active in creating sustainable development in its host communities and as part of its corporate social responsibility, the Foundation will be feeding tens of thousands of people across Africa during this festive season. UBA Foundation, the CSR arm of the UBA Group, is committed to the socio-economic betterment of the communities in which the bank operates, focusing on development in the areas of Education, the Environment, Economic Empowerment and other Special Projects.

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