Ag. CGC meets journalists, seeks partnership for effective steering of Customs affairs

Ag. CGC meets journalists, seeks partnership for effective steering of Customs affairs



The Acting Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service NCS, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi on Sunday, met with Customs Area Controllers and members of the Guild of Editors at the Marriot Hotel in Lagos.

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The meeting was centred on collaboration between the Service and the media.

The Acting CGC who was in the company of Deputy Comptrollers General Hamza Gunmi in charge of Tariff and Trade, Mohammed Abba-Kura in charge of Enforcement, Investigation & Inspection, Jack Ajoku in charge of Excise, Free Trade Zone &Industrial Incentives, Assistant Comptroller General Festus Okun, Zonal Coordinator, Zone A, among others, noted that the Service had made remarkable progress in different areas over the years and would be soliciting the support, guidance and collaboration of the media as the CGC of the NCS.

His words,“In over 10 years, Customs has made some progress, we have broken several grounds on ICT, human resource development, revenue generation and in the next few years, we will be building and consolidating on those grounds and hoping that there are some areas where we will deploy innovative solutions”.

In his speech, the President, of the Nigeria Guild of Editors, Eze Anaba congratulated the Customs Boss on his appointment and assured them of their support while also noting the importance of Communication.

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“Your coming on board is a refreshing development and I am sure we will enjoy such interactions, on behalf of my colleagues. I assure you that if you continue this way, the Nigeria Customs Service will have it good in the media”, he said.

“Some people say they’re afraid of the Media but the truth is that, if there’s no communication, if there’s no interaction, there will be miscommunication”, he stressed.

In the same vein, the A.g CGC also had dinner with Public Relations Officers in Zone A’, as well as maritime journalists at Radisson Blu Hotel, Ikeja.

He assured them of an open-door policy and the need for corporation and partnership in steering the affairs of the Service.

“My intention is just to register our presence in Lagos. We know what Lagos means to Customs and in doing so, we solicit your support, guidance, corporation and partnership in steering the affairs of the Nigeria Customs Service”, he said.

“I will open my doors to you, it’s going to be an open governance system; you will have the opportunity to contribute, to check the directions in which the customs would go while I am in charge,” he concluded.

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