By Innocent Orok
The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit, Zone “C” has decorated 46 promoted officers in the zone.
The Zone also recorded seizures worth N5,351,826,390 in total DPV, in the 2023 fiscal year.
Among the decorated Officers, three were promoted from the rank of Chief Superintendent of Customs (CSC) to the rank of Assistant Comptroller (AC); five from Superintendent of Customs (SC) to Chief Superintendent of Customs (CSC) and three from the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Customs (DSC) to SC.
Also, two officers from Assistant Superintendent of Customs I (ASC I) to DSC; six from ASC II to ASC I; seventeen from IC to ASC II ; eight from Assistant Inspector of Customs (AIC) to IC and one person from Customs Area I (CA I) to AIC.
Among the promoted officers were the Zone’s Public Relations Officer, Jerry ATTAH, who was promoted from Superintendent of Customs (SC) to Chief Superintendent of Customs (CSC).
The Zone “C” Comptroller, Kayode Kolade, while decorating the promoted officers, on Wednesday, described the seizures as a result of hard-work, resilience, dedication to duty and commitment of his Men and Officers.
Some of the items seized were pangolin scales, foreign parboiled rice, cannabis sativa (AKA Indian hemp), fake pharmaceutical products, tramadol, used vehicles, used tyres, used clothing and explosive raw materials among others.
Comptroller Kolade also said that as a result of the interventions of his officers in checkmating the activities of fraudulent agents at the seaports, lots of revenues, hitherto lost, were recovered totalling N152,492,214.
He charged the promoted officers to live above board and continue to justify the confidence reposed in them by the Service. He also thanked the Comptroller General, Wale Adeniyi MFR dsm fnipr psc (+) , for his continued support and fatherly disposition which has resulted in the promotion of officers and eased up the activities of officers.
He said “ Let me use this opportunity to appreciate the Comptroller-General of Customs, Wale Adeniyi MFR and his management team through the Board of the NCS for this privilege and promise our determination and zeal to perform even more as we wear our new ranks.
“ New rank comes with new and more responsibility and we must deliver on our mandate.
“ One thing that is constant in life is change. Due to the recent promotion, there will be changes in our roster and we must justify our relevance in duty assignments. We need to improve our performance this year to meet the target of N5.7 trillion set by the Service and I believe we can do it “, Comptroller Kolade assured.