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L-R: Customs Area Controller, Ports and Terminal Multiservices Limited (PTML) Comptroller Jibril Zakari, incoming receives handover notes from outgoing Comptroller Tunji Aremu, at a brief handover ceremony at the Command on Monday.
Newly-appointed Customs Area Controller (CAC) of the Port and Terminal Multi Service Limited (PTML) Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service.
In his address, the outgoing CAC, Comptroller Tunji Aremu, urged officers to extend the cordial working relationship he enjoyed to his successor, noting that achievements are realised through joint effort.
Recounting his achievements at the command, Aremu said: “The task was enormous, but I am delighted that, since I arrived here in January, we have always been keeping the pace. And for every success achieved, it is a collective responsibility. And I don’t know how to thank my officers who have contributed to my success.”
Aremu added: “I want to urge all stakeholders and officers to extend to my successor double portion of support and cooperation given to me because it is only in a peaceful atmosphere that the economy and development can thrive.”
Meanwhile, Comptroller Zakari Jibril, toed the same line of solicited for the cooperation and support from the personnel and stakeholders in achieving his mandate.
Jibril made the appeal during a brief handover ceremony held at the command on Monday.
He stated that the achievements of his predecessor in the area of revenue generation is a major task, which, according to him, can only be maintained and built on through concerted efforts of Customs and other stakeholders.
Compt Jibril said “Taking over at the command is a big challenge, especially in realising the revenue level achieved so far, but I will urge and plead that the same cooperation be given to my predecessor be extended to me, because, without your cooperation, the achievements cannot be realised,”.
He also urged Customs agents to freely call at his office whenever there are complaints, stating that he operates an open door policy.