Nigeria Customs Service, Multi-billion naira headquarters building located at Maitama in Abuja, set to be commission by President Muhamadu Buhari on Tuesday.
The service revealed that the Twelve stories high rise building with five floors wing on both sides, fully automated in line with modern customs services.
The Chairman of Organising Committee and Deputy Comptroller General of customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, stated this in Abuja, during the pre-commissioning media briefing.
He noted that movement of staffs would be in phases, as the commission has set a plan being developed by the service to relocate officers.
He said: “We expect the commission to be done by no other person than the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria commander in chief President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR.
“We will be starting the commissioning at about 8:45am in the morning. We expected him at about that time and the commissioning. We run for a period of just one hour.
“We also expect that there will be some kind of restrictions because of the presence of Mr. President,so what we have done is that there are three major places where our guests will be. There is an auditorium building that has the main auditorium and the gallery. We also have tents where we are going to have a spillover of guests who cannot be accommodated inside the auditorium.
“We expect ministers, heads of agencies and members of the diplomatic corps that we are working with. This is a project that was conceived several years ago, during the time of Alhaji Mustapha Ahmed Ali as controller General of customs.
“The land was allocated 2002, works and construction started, sometimes in 2007 while the initial model that we had undergone a number of redesign modifications until we arrived at what we have today will be commissioned tomorrow.”
He said to cooperate it is an edifice that consists of three main wings. There are the bridges, there are two wings, A and B. And in between A and B, we have some bridges and the two wings and the bridges in five floors. But in addition to that, there is also a tower which is in the middle and it has 12 floors.