Federal Operations Unit ‘C’ Records N5.3billion Seizures In 2023

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…Decorates Newly Promoted Officers

Federal Operations Unit, Zone “C” Owerri of Nigeria Customs Service recorded a total seizures worth N5.3 billion in Duty Paid Value (DPV) in 2023 fiscal year.

Some of the items seized, were pangolin scales, foreign parboiled rice, cannabis sativa (also known as Indian hemp), fake pharmaceutical products, tramadol, used vehicles, used tyres, used clothing and explosive raw materials among others.

The Area Controller of the zone, Comptroller Kayode Kolade, while decorating newly Promoted Officers of the zone, 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, have been recovered to the tune of One Hundred and Fifty Two Million, Four Hundred and Ninety-Two Thousand, Two Hundred and Fourteen Naira (N152,492,214.00) only.

He described the seizures as a result of hard-work, resilience, dedication to duty and commitment of his men and officers.

Decorating about 46 promoted officers in the Zone, Comptroller Kolade charged the promoted officers to live above board and continue to justify the confidence reposed in them by the Service.

He however  thanked the Comptroller-General of Customs, CGC Adewale 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.

“ 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 stated.

The promoted officers include three from the rank of Chief Superintendent of Customs (CSC) to the rank of Assistant Comptroller (AC); 5 from Superintendent of Customs (SC) to Chief Superintendent of Customs (CSC) and three (3) from the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Customs (DSC) to SC.

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