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The deplorable state of Apapa roads and diversions due to ongoing repairs has forced many persons including Customs Area Controller of Apapa to trek to work as cars cannot go through most of the places being reconstructed.
Speaking to visiting members of Association of Maritime Journalists of Nigeria (AMJON) in his office , Musa Jibril expressed the determination of his men to meet government expectations despite the harsh working condition of traveling through bad roads to work.
”I have to trek before getting to my office. Today, I trekked from the Flour Mills close to ENL before the traffic eased up. This is what we go through but we are not deterred by the situation . It’s a temporary challenge we shall overcome” he said.
He expressed satisfaction and confidence with the pace of ongoing construction work adding that it will eventually boost commercial activities and productivity within the port area when completed.
Jibril said the command is bracing up with the demands of modernization in customs operation as senior officers within the ranks of Deputy Comptrollers and Assistant Comptrollers are presently undergoing training in batches for Nigeria Customs Information System (NICIS) two platform
The officers according to him, are divided into three batches of Morning, afternoon and evening sessions for the training that is aimed at achieving seamless trade transaction, promoting transparency and preventing infractions in customs operations.
He also promised partnering with the media to promote knowlegde based reporting and pursue accuracy, truth, objectivity and balance.
Ismail Aniemu, AMJON President had earlier thanked him for his unrelenting support and contributions to national economic growth through effective material and manpower management of the port with the largest customs formation in the country.