Controller of Customs receives integrity award, charges officers on service delivery

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The Controller of Tin-Can Island Port 2 Customs Command, Ijora, Lagos, Alhaji Abdul- Kadir  Dalhatu, has charged officers under the command to continue to put in their best for efficient service delivery.

The command`s Assistant Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mr Rasheed Adeola, quoted the controller to have said this  after he received a performance and integrity award from MSC Africa Magazine.

Adeola said in a statement that the controller attributed the award to the dedication to duty by the command’s staff.

Adeola quoted Dalhatu as saying that the command’s dedication had helped it to improve its revenue profile and position it for a better performance.

The controller urged the officers to continue to work hard to realise the goal of the command becoming a major revenue earner for the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).

“This award is not for me alone. But it is for all the officers of the command who have made it possible for the command to grow from strength to strength in terms of revenue generation.

“A lot of good things have happened since we started implementing some reforms, and I commend all of you, officers, for doing a good job and for dedicating yourselves to work.

“However, there is still a long way to go, and I urge you to continue to do your best until we achieve our goal of being a very vibrant command, “he was quoted as saying.

He  said the command would continue to build on the capacity of its personnel for efficient service delivery.

He  stated that IT tools were being deployed in all the offices to enhance performance and promote productivity.

The controller said the command was also making efforts to block all revenue leakages in the area of revenue generation.

In the meantime, Comptroller General of Customs, Hameed Ali has said he will not appear before the Senate on Wednesday.

Ali confirmed this at media parley with Editors in Abuja on Tuesday.

He said, based on a writ of summons he received Tuesday on a case filed by a lawyer at an Abuja court, it would be subjudice for him to appear before the Senate on the pending issues before them which are also part of what was before the court.

He said: “Based on the advice from lawyers and briefing from the Office of the Attorney General and Minister of Justice who is also a party in the suit, I won’t be appearing before the Senate tomorrow until the court decides otherwise”.

Ali also spoke on other matters, confirming that highly influential Nigerians have been stopped from wielding influence to illegally bring expensive items including exotic vehicles into the country without paying appropriate duties.

NAN with additional report from Nation