The newly deployed Customs Area Controller for the Oyo/Osun Area Command, Comptroller Ben Oramalugo PhD, FCIA, FNIM has taken over the leadership of the command from Comptroller Babajide Jaiyeoba who was deployed to the Apapa Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service.
According to a press statement signed by the Command Public Relations Officer, SC Kayode Wey states that Comptroller Ben Oramalugo formally took over from Comptroller Babajide Jaiyeoba on Monday 18th September, 2023 as the substantive Customs Area Controller of the Oyo/Osun Area Command.
The statement read that during a brief handing over ceremony at the Command conference room in Ibadan, the outgoing Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Babajide Jaiyeoba, who steered the activities of the Command from February 2022 to September 2023, welcomed and congratulated the incoming Customs Area Controller on his posting to the Oyo/Osun Area Command.
Comptroller Babajide Jaiyeoba disclosed that the Command under his leadership surpassed its revenue target for the year 2022 while adding that the Command so far had collected the sum of 47,408,251,086.73 as revenue and made various seizures of uncustom goods with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of 308,282,459.00 for the period of January-September 2023.
He appreciated officers and men of the Command for their cooperation, display of professionalism and resilience, as he emphasized that these qualities enabled the Command achieved set objectives.
He however urged all Command officers to ensure they keep working as a team, perform their duties within the range of the laws guiding the Service and extend the same cooperation he received to his successor.
Meanwhile, the incoming Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Ben Oramalugo PhD, FCIA, FNIM in his address, appreciated the Almighty God for life and the solemn occasion of the handing over.
He appreciated his predecessor Comptroller Babajide Jaiyeoba for the extensive work done and laudable achievements during his tour at Oyo/Osun Area Command, as he promised that he would continue from where he stopped.
He urged all officers to extend to him the same cooperation given to his predecessor, to enable the Command achieve set objectives and attain greater heights and wished his predecessor well at his new deployment and in all his future endeavors.
Comptroller Oramalugo disclosed that he runs an open door policy and hopes that Command Officers would continue objectively criticize Command operations with the aim of improving the Commands’ service delivery.