By Innocent Orok
The Kirikiri Lighter Terminal ( KLT ) Command of the NCS has gotten a new Customs Area Controller in person of, Comptroller Martina Tilly Gyado. She tookover on Friday from Comptroller Timinadi Bomodi who is to resume at Seme -Krake border Command .
During a brief handing-over ceremony, Comptroller Bomodi, who has led the command from January to mid-September 2023, disclosed that the command collected a total of N36.93bn, representing a 22.44% increase when compared to the N30.16bn the Command generated during the same period in 2022. He also noted that the amount represents 59.37% of the total expected revenue for 2023.
While welcoming and congratulating the incoming Customs Area Controller on her posting to KLTC,, he also appreciated the Officers and Men for their professionalism, discipline, and the massive support he received during his time. He said, “We pray that in the future, there will be more significant and positive strides both for the Command and the Service at large.”
On her part, the incoming Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Martina Tilly Gyado thanked God and the Acting Comptroller General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi MFR, for finding her worthy of the appointment and promised to meet management’s expectations.
The new CAC stated that her leadership would adopt emotional intelligence strategies and apply Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) analysis in addressing matters of revenue collection, anti-smuggling, trade facilitation, and robust stakeholders engagement to improve compliance.
She further explained, “I am here to deploy emotional intelligence, which comprises teamwork, interpersonal relationships, and knowledge of the environment.”
She also emphasized that her doors are open to criticism and that she is willing to accommodate even negative criticism as long as it benefits the Command. She tasked Officers and Men for robust cooperation, while thanking stakeholders for finding time to grace the event.