COVID-19: Customs charges officers on self-awareness and preservation

Segun Oladipupo

The newly deployed Customs Area Controller of Bauchi/Gombe Command, Comptroller Bello Mohammed Jibo has advised officers and men of the command to take high level of self-awareness and preservation against the deadly coronavirus.

In a release made available to our correspondent by the commands Public Relations Officer, Nuru Abdullahi on Wednesday, Jibo gave the charge during a familiarisation tour of the out station in a bid to familiarise himself with his areas of jurisdiction.

“While addressing the officers, he declared that he will not condone any form of misconduct. He equally advised officers and men of the command to maintain a high level of self-awareness and preservation in view of the concerns towards covid-19 pandemic ravaging the entire globe.

“Comptroller Jibo also visited the newly built 30-man rank and file quarters, which is essential for the housing and convenience of the officers serving there. He further implored them to use all the facilities judiciously and maintain them excellently for the benefit of their successors.

“Later on, the Controller and his entourage proceeded on a courtesy visit to the deputy state Governor, former DCG (Dr) Manessa Daniel Jatau.

“While speaking, he expressed the command’s appreciation for the cordial relationship existing with the state government.

“In his remarks, the Deputy Governor (who views Customs as his constituency), promised to solidify and cement the already existing cordial relationship and also affirmed that his doors will always remain open to the command on all issues whether Professionally or otherwise.

As part of his tour, the Controller visited His Royal Highness, the Emir of Bauchi, Dr Rilwanu Sulaimanu Adamu who  was said to warmly receive the Controller.

The statement added that the Controller solicited for cooperation of the palace in ensuring that the community understands the role of Customs as partners in progress, as the service is interested in the welfare and development of Nigeria.

According to the release, he also explained the gains of the border restrictions as signs and beginning of better days ahead.

Abdullahi said that the Emir in his remarks, expressed his happiness and that of the palace for the visit. He equally prayed for the success of the Controller, his team and the general peace, unity and progress of Nigeria.

Editing by ‘Biodun Soyele

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