A former Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Abdullahi Dikko Inde, is dead.
He died on Thursday at the age of 61 years.
The news of his death of was disclosed by His younger brother and the district head of Musawa in Katsina State, Sagir Inde, to PREMIUM TIMES.
He said Mr Dikko died while receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment at a hospital in Abuja.
The former custom’s boss was born in 1960 in Musawa Local Government Area of Katsina State. He joined the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) in 1988.
He was appointed comptroller-general of the NCS by former President Umaru Yar’adua in 2009 and served in the office until 2015.
The deceased attended Government College, Kaduna, from 1974 and obtained the West African Senior School Certificate in 1980.
He later obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Master of Science degree in Finance from the University of Dimitrov Apostle Tshenov, Svishtov, Bulgaria.
He served in various customs commands, including Seme Border, Tincan Island Port, Apapa, Imo Command, Kaduna, Badagry Area Command, Investigation and Inspection Headquarters, Abuja.
He is survived by a wife and three children: two sons and one daughter.