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Stakeholders mourn Dikko’s death

Segun Oladipupo

Critical stakeholders in the freight forwarding subsector of the maritime industry have described the late Customs Comptroller General, Abdullah Dikko Inde as the father of modern customs.

The stakeholders said that Dikko applied different strategies to make sure that the Service met up with the global standard of operations.

Prince Bakare Adeyinka, President General of National Association of Freight Forwarders and Air Consolidators (NAFFAC) said the late Customs boss initiated the latest innovations in customs, describing him as the father of modern customs.

His words, “He is the father of modern customs. A good man with good strategy,” he submitted.

Also speaking, Otunba Frank Ogunojemite, National President, Association of Profession Freight Forwarders and Logistics of Nigeria (APFFLON), described the late Abdullah Dikko Inde as an icon and excellent personnel.

Recall that Dikko died on Thursday in Abuja after a protracted illness.

Dikko who hailed from Musawa in Katsina state, served as CG of customs from 2009 to 2015

The 61 years old former Customs boss is survived by one wife and three children –two sons and a daughter.

He attended Government College, Kaduna in 1974 where he obtained the West African Senior School Certificate Examination in 1980.

He had a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and a Masters degree in Finance from  the University of Dimitrov Apostle Tshenov,  Svishtov,  Bulgaria.

He joined the Nigerian Customs Service in 1988 and was the CG of Customs from 2009 to 2015

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