Former Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Abdullahi Dikko, is dead.
Dikko died on Thursday in Abuja after a long illness.
Born 11 May, 1960 in Musawa, Katsina State, Abdullahi Dikko Inde joined the Nigerian Customs Service in 1988.
He became the Comptroller-General of Nigerian Customs Service from August 2009 to August 2015.
Dikko 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 Nigerian Customs Service on 26 August 2009.
His tenure as the comptroller General of Customs has been described as exemplary, as he had played a significant role in the transformation of the Nigerian Customs Service.