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Customs deploys new Area Controller to Kwara



A new Area Controller of Customs has been deployed to Kwara State. He is Faith Ojeifo, ROYAL NEWS has gathered.

This followed the approval of the Comptroller General of Customs CGC Bashir Wale Adeniyi, posting Ojeifo has the 4th Customs helmsman to be posted to the state Command.

In a statement issued by the Public Relation’s Officer of the Command, Chado Zakari, he was transferred from Customs Headquarters, Abuja and took over the mantle of leadership of the Command from Comptroller Kehinde Ilesanmi who has just proceeded on his retirement after attaining the age of sixty years.

At a brief Handing over ceremony held at the Command Headquarters, Ilorin, Kwara State, the outgoing Controller, appealed to officers and men of the Command to extend the same support and cooperation he enjoyed to his successor.

In his farewell address, Comptroller Ilesanmi thanked the Comptroller General of Customs and the management team for the opportunity to serve as Area Controller.

He urged officers to accord the incoming controller maximum support to effectively discharge the new responsibility bestowed upon him.

He prayed for God’s guidance and intervention for successful tenure.

In his response, Comptroller Ojeifo told the management team that his intention is to consolidate on the achievements of his predecessor and urged that he would need nothing less than 300% support for him to succeed.

According to him, we have to intensify our efforts to surpass Command revenue target for the year 2024 and to equally suppress smuggling activities to the barest minimum.

The new Customs Area Controller impelled officers to imbibe the culture of transparency and professionalism while discharging their responsibilities.

He also warned that any act of negative conduct among officers would not be tolerated and assured to work assiduously towards consolidating the feat attained by his predecessor.

The new Customs boss reiterated that, the Federal Government fiscal policy on border closure is still in forced and Kwara land border is not exceptional stressing that the task to effectively secure our land borders remained his utmost priority

Compt. Ojeifo solicits maximum cooperation, support and collaboration with security Agencies, Traditional Rulers, Religious Leaders and other relevant Stakeholders to partner with the service in sharing intelligence gathering for combating smuggling activities and other trans-border crimes.

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