Bankole Taiwo, Abeokuta
Comptroller Peter Chado Kolo on Wednesday took over as the new Area Controller of Ogun I Area Command of Nigeria Customs Service, Idiroko.
Kolo during the handing over ceremony, according to statement from the Public Relations Officer of the Customs Command, Hammed Oloyede commended his predecessor, Comptroller Michael Agbara for his giant strides in anti-smuggling activities and the success recorded so far.
The new Controller urged officers and men of the Command to double their efforts in order to sustain the fight against smuggling beyond the success achieved by his predecessors.
He called for high level of compliance to Customs procedures and fiscal policies among the Officers and trading stakeholders alike.
Kolo also admonished the officers on the need to be disciplined in their conduct during the discharge of their statutory responsibilities. He directed all Officers to be diligent and abide by the rules of engagement while relating with the public.
He appealed to the stakeholders including other security agencies to cooperate with him and support his administration while promising to consolidate on the existing synergy between the Command and other security agencies .
He warned smugglers and anyone with criminal tendency to desist from any nefarious activity as tough times awaits them. However, he assured members of the trading community of his maximum cooperation for legitimate trade.
On final note, Kolo assured of maintaining the administrative style and standard left behind by his predecessor.
In his own handing over speech, the formal Controller, Michael Agbara welcomed the new Controller and thanked Officers/Men of the Command and stakeholders including other security agencies for their cooperation and support during his tenure. He, however, solicited for same cooperation for the new Controller more than he enjoyed.