A teacher by training, a community leader by responsibility, a philanthropist by practice and a mentor by deed; Da Gyang Dudu Dalyop was born on the 23rd of October, 1958 to the family of Da and Ngo Dudu Dalyop in Vwang Village of Jos South Local Government Area, Plateau State.

The young Gyang started his academic pursuit when he was enrolled into EKAN Primary School Chwelnyap, where he had a stint before proceeding to Township Primary School where he completed his Primary seven (7), all in Jos, the present Jos North Local Government and obtained his First School Leaving Certificate in 1971.

Because of his quest to attain higher heights through education, he then proceeded to Prince College of commerce Jos for his secondary education from 1972 to 1975. His leadership competences were noticeable quite early in life as this saw him being employed as a clerk with the ministry of works Jos from1975 to1976. From 1976 to1977, the love and desire for the teaching profession informed his decision to proceed to St. Andrew Primary School Kurra Falls where he was engaged in an ad-hoc capacity as a Prop-teacher.

His zeal and determination to become a professional teacher made him to switch towards the educational line and in 1977 this saw him gaining admission into Government Teachers College Nasarawa in the present day Nasarawa State for pivotal course where he bagged a Grade II Certificate in1980.

Upon obtaining the Grade II Certificate, Da Gyang Dudu Dalyop as a trained teacher, taught at St. Joseph’s Primary School Vom from 1980 to 1981, and he did not stop there   as attaining excellence involves capacity building; he proceeded to Federal College of   Education Yola in the present Adamawa State in 1981 where he obtained his National Certificate of Education (NCE) in the year1984.

After obtaining his NCE, he proceeded for the mandatory National Youth Service, where he served and taught at Zaria Teachers College in the present day Kaduna State from 1984 to 1985. (Determined for excellence in the academia), In 1985, Da Gyang gained admission into the famous Ahmadu Bello University Zaria where he majored in Education/Physical and Health and Passed out in 1987 with a Bachelors of Education (B.Ed) degree. Second class upper division (2.1).

Shortly after graduation, the Borno State Government engaged his services by employing him as a lecturer with the College of Education Waka Biu, Borno State.

Like the proverbial saying “A gold fish has no hiding place” Da Gyang Dudu Dalyop while in the service of the Borno State Government as a lecturer with the College of Education and because of his excellent performance in any given responsibility, the Nigeria Custom Service saw the need to tap from his wealth of knowledge and leadership prowess, he was employed as Assistant Superintendent of Custom in 1990.

This silent achiever and leader par excellence has had his name printed on the sands of time in the Custom Service with a remarkable footprint as the best instructor in the Custom Training School. Little wonder as he rose to the rank of Assistant Comptroller of Custom, the Service has maximized his intellectual and leadership pedigree in building the service towards capacity utilization.

This refined Custom Officer is a man of many parts; due to his formidable upbringing by discipline parents, his mentoring power and leadership prowess attest to his success stories of any task given. Since assumption of office he has served the Custom in various capacities where he has proven his worth in official and private duties. He had a stint in the following service areas:

  • Served as Excise Officer in JIB, Coca Cola, Limca, Fibre Factory all in Jos.
  • Between 1994 and 1996, he was posted out of Plateau Command to Pan Atlantic Area Command, presently KLT, Lagos.
  • In the course of duty, he had handled enforcement duties at Ogun 1 Area Command Idiroko from 1996 to 1999.
  • Between 1999 to 2001, he was at Borno Area Command on enforcement duties.
  • From 2001 to 2004 he handled administrative/revenue duties at MM International Airport Lagos.
  • He was on general duties to Abia/Imo Area Command from 2004 to 2004
  • He was assigned as Post Clearance Audit Officer under ERR&P Customs Headquarters, Abuja.
  • Served at Tin Can Island before proceeding to Command and staff College Gwagwalada where he served as directing staff and came out as PSC+.
  • Da Gyang was posted to Apapa Area Command Lagos where he retired.

In the course of his official engagements, he has undergone a number of trainings both local and international and some of which include but not limited to:

  • Counter terrorism courses at International Law Enforcement Academy, Botswana.
  • Advance leadership course at International Law Enforcement Academy New-Mexico, USA.
  • Master trainers Course, Dubai, United Arab Emirate.
  • Conflict Management Course in Berlin, Germany.
  • Anti-Corruption course with EFCC sponsored by FBI on Public Corruption Investigation.
  • WCO Training on valuation agreement and WCO Training on classification.

His philanthropic gestures are quite noticeable and well spread ranging from scholarship to indigent students in both secondary and tertiary institutions; health intervention by offsetting hospital bills of patients and footing of surgery bills among other health needs of people. He has been in the forefront of the campaign against child labour and trafficking in persons, remarking cases of repatriation of victims most especially around Lagos has been attributed to his personal effort.

Da Gyang Dudu Dalyop is a community leader; his immense contribution in mentoring and grooming the youths and young leaders is second to none. He served as Chairman Berom Community Lagos, Ikeja Zone and later President, Berom Community in Lagos under one umbrella with unique sense of belonging to all irrespective of status or position. He is the founder and convener of a vocal Berom Progressive Minds (BPM), a body that has touched the lives of the youths positively and has reached out to the less privileged in society.

His leadership role has earned him many laurels that history has lost count of them. While in the business of public service as a Senior Custom Officer, he enrolls for further studies at the Lagos State University Ojo, from 2012 to 2015 where he obtained a Master’s degree in Public Administration(MPA). His impact was well felt when he organized and led a group of 25 postgraduate students to Berlin, Germany for a training on conflict resolution; a move which earned him the title “The Talk N Do”. He was given the title of “THE JAGABAN OF LASU” following his impact on the soil of LASU.

Da. Gyang Dalyop Dudu retired meritoriously from the Nigeria Customs Service as Deputy Comptroller of Customs in October 2018.

Because of his forthrightness and mastery of his profession he registered a company for consultancy on Customs related matters.

He is currently consulting for Mas Global Container Terminal on Customs formalities.

In May 2019, because of his pedigree and commitment to his people, the Berom people elected him to become their President under the auspices of BECO… Berom Educational and Cultural Organization. His impact is already being felt round about the entire nation.

Shortly on assumption of office as BECO President, he paid unscheduled visit to BECO Comprehensive High School Kwi. Today, that school has received a facelift and developments still ongoing. Closely to that is the Berom Compound “LALA BEROM” which has been undeveloped for more than a decade. His action has translated this place into a world class traditional compound at the Jos Museum.


He has fought injustice in the land by his leadership process and have reunited the Berom people with one another and neighbours alike through a well driven advocacy programmes.

Da Gyang Dudu Dalyop has traversed the length and breadth of the country and beyond the shores of the country; he loves Football, Badminton, Basketball and Adventure. He is happily married and the union is blessed with four (4) lovely children.

Leadership Excellence 2020

Achievement Award