The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has said it cannot find the service records of former Vice President and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that a senior official of the NCS said that the leadership of the service had made efforts to get Atiku’s service records without any success.

“We have done everything to get former Vice President Atiku’s record of service without any success. He left the service in 1989 when the Headquarters was in Lagos,” WesternPost quoted the officer as saying.

“Some staff files could not be found in Lagos when the Headquarters was moving to Abuja due to either poor archiving and record-keeping or deliberate lifting of the files.

“At the moment, the Customs Service can only trace files of those that joined the service in the early 1990s. We don’t have anything in our records on employees of the generation of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar,” he added.

Atiku joined the Customs Service in 1969 after completing his Diploma in Law programme at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He retired in April 1989 after 20 years, rising to the position of Deputy Director of Customs, which is the equivalent of Deputy Comptroller-General.

Aside from Atiku, President Bola Tinubu is facing allegations about their qualifications. Atiku alleges that Tinubu forged his academic records to qualify to run for president. He has submitted a copy of Tinubu’s academic records to the Supreme Court, which he says were handed over to him by Chicago State University on October 2, 2023. He is requesting that the court sack the former Lagos State Governor from the exalted seat of the president.

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