November 30, 2022

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Former Custom Boss, Dikko Inde On The Run! ….his stupendous wealth exposed

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imageSome editions back, your soar away Global News wrote a story on the former Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs, Alhaji Dikko Inde. We wrote about his acquisition of a vast hectare of land for his mechanized farming business which he ventured into immediately after his tenure as CG Customs. For now, information reaching us is that Inde is probably now on the run from security agencies and the seeming dangerous hammer dangled by the Presidency on corrupt Nigerians, most especially elder statesmen who are involved in one dirty deals on the other. The most common battle of the Presidency against the corrupt men and women is their involvement in the $2.1 billion arms deal which was given out under the administration of ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan.

Nigerians are aware that several respected politicians and elder statesmen have been accused of collecting huge amounts of money running into hundreds of millions of naira from the arms deal supervised by erstwhile National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki who is now in the gulag of security agencies. Many notable names including that of Chief Olu Falae, Alhaji Rasheed Ladoja, Peter Odili amongst others were accused of siphoning the money meant to purchase arms and ammunition for the Nigerian military to ease the fight against insurgency and other criminal acts threatening the peaceful co-existence of the country.

However, information reaching us is that Inde, whom we reported to have also acquired world class mechanized farming equipments in preparation for the commencement of his farm is also on the wanted list as he was alleged to have also collected some certain hundreds of millions from the smoky arms deal. Moreover, some segments of the customs service are also alleging that Diko Inde left the treasury of Customs dry, which really frustrated his successor Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali who, like Buhari cried out that he had no money in the treasury to run the Nigerian Customs. This accusation and the national affinity of Inde to the arms deal are the more reasons he is being allegedly wanted by security agencies to answer some questions bordering on corruption issues.

In our edition where we wrote about the Musawa, Katsina State born retired Customs officer, we pointed out his experience at the Customs and his many achievements and awards. Below is an excerpts of that story:

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

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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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