May 24, 2024

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Comptroller Ali Ibrahim assumes duty as new Customs FOUC

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By Marcel Duru Owerri

Ali Ibrahim has assumed duty as new comptroller of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Federal Operations Unit, Zone ‘C’ (FOUC) Owerri.

Speaking while addressing principal Officers in Owerri,Imo State, Ibrahim, congratulated his predecessor, Mr Yusuf Lawal on his successful retirement, prayed God’s blessings in his future endeavours, and urged his officers to maintain the status quo by making sure to record monumental seizures, and raise maximum DN.

He thanked the Comptroller General, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd) for the opportunity to serve, and pledged his unwavering commitment to the fight against smuggling.

He called on officers, and men of FOUC to fully cooperate with him for best results, while assuring them of his commitment to their welfare.

He also charged journalists on positivity, and objectivity while pledging his readiness to synergize with them for the overall good of the FOUC in particular, and NCS/Nigeria in general.

“I congratulate my friend, and brother on his successful retirement, and pray God to grant everyone of us the grace to peacefully retire in good health”.

” I also thank the Comptroller General, and his management team for the opportunity to serve, and I pledge my commitment to service in line with my constitutional mandate.

“May I use this opportunity to solicit maximum cooperation from our men, officers, and to ensure compliance with the current import, and export guidelines, as well as warn smugglers that with our planned water-tight security, FOUC will be made uncomfortable for their illicit activities “, he said.

In his remarks, the Deputy Comptroller (DC) in charge of FOUC Administration, Sunday Opakanmi described Lawal as a Godfearing, astute, and friendly father figure whose achievements were written in gold, and prayed God to grant him a long life, and peace of mind to enable him enjoy his retirement.

Speaking, Mr Joseph Adelaja, an assistant comptroller of customs incharge of Aba/Eleme patrol base, prayed God’s blessings on the new Comptroller while wishing him a successful time in the zone.

Also, Mr Ibrahim Usman , An Assistant Comptroller of Customs, and Officer in Charge of Port-Harcourt information patrol team, pledged his support for the new comptroller, and called on men, and officers of FOUC to maximally cooperate with the new leadership which will bring about spectacular seizures especially as the yuletide approaches.

The event had a plethora of men, and officers in attendance from various units, and outstations under the zone.

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