Segun Oladipupo |
The North Western Marine Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) is set to re-strategise and reinvigorate its outstations to ensure illegal routes around the waterways are effectively manned.
The Acting Customs Area Controller of the Command, Deputy Comptroller Bamidele Makinde said this during his familiarization tour of his Area of Responsibility (AOR).
Recall that DC Makinde took over as the Controller of the command in the third week of October.
This is contained in a press statement made available to our correspondent by the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the command, Saidu Nurudeen Abdullahi on Thursday.
The CAC disclosed that the Command would re-strategize by positioning the outstations to better combat the threat posed by daring smugglers, noting that the anti-smuggling operation would be reinvigorated to ensure that the illegal routes around the waterways are effectively manned.
The release pointed out that while Makinde was addressing officers at Yelwa-Yauri and Dole Kaina outstations, he stated that the newly created command headquartered at Lokoja, Kogi state, is charged with the responsibility of protecting Nigeria’s territorial integrity at the North western marine end of the country.
He mentioned some of the areas to be covered as Yelwa-Yawuri, Lolo, Dole Kaina, Gumbi, Toro, Tsamiya, Tunganleda, Gaffara, Wara, Zamare (all in Kebbi state) amongst others.
The Ag. Comptroller encouraged the officers to remain steadfast and diligent in the discharge of their duties.
He further charged them to complement the Comptroller General of Customs efforts by sustaining the tempo of total compliance with the Federal Government fiscal policies.
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