Western Marine: Peters targets blocking Western waters, Creeks as Smuggling route

Western Marine: Peters targets blocking Western waters, Creeks as Smuggling route
Written by Maritime First

…Reiterates strong belief in team work!***

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) new Controller, Western Marine Command, Comptroller Olugboyega Peters is consulting with his predecessor for crucial information to effectively block western waters and make it smugglers’ ‘no go’ area.

Olugboyega indicated this during the handing over ceremony held at the command on Thursday, in Lagos, saying he targets total suppression of smuggling activities on the whole water ways and creeks of South Western axis.


A focused and dedicated operator, the new CAC says, it was important to have a comprehensive understanding of what the Command has done, before rejigging it for greater performance.

He pleaded for stakeholders support, soliciting for same level of collaboration that had been extended to the former Comptroller, from every key player.

The Command’s new boss reiterated his belief in team spirit noting that the public expects so much in terms of performance and delivery.

Olugboyega Peters urged stakeholders not to relent on their oars, adding that the Service would sincerely rely on good information tip off, in the task of discouraging smuggling in the Command’s jurisdiction.

Revered for his vast experience, the Controller pledged to work hard, particularly on the officers and men of the command to enable them surpassed their target in spite of the unit not being a revenue generations unit.

He also tasked the officers of the Command to mentally work on the over all revenue target of the Service, rather than merely thinking of their Command’s target as final.

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The outgoing Controller, B.N. Binga who had manned the Western Marine Command for about 17 months, said he was happy with the calibre of the person he was handing over to.

Specifically, Binga was optimistic that the new Controller would surpass his performance, even as described him as a core professional.

“I am handing over to a very competent officer and I believe he will surpass all I have done in this command.

“Comptroller Peter is a PSC ++ officer and I wish him good luck,” Binga further indicated.


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