Comptroller Victor Dimka has assumed duty as Controller in charge of Seme border area command.
Dimka was prior to his redeployment in charge of the Federal Operations Unit, Zone ‘C’, Owerri.
While addressing the officers, the anti smuggling czar promised to consolidate on the achievement of his predecessor, Deputy Comptroller Deputy, Hassan Sabo, restating the service commitment to suppressing smuggling activities across the international frontier.
He reiterated that the fight against smuggling of poultry products is still ongoing and will be sustained, even as he emphasized the need to ensure that all hands must be on deck to overcome the challenges of manning a peculiar international border like Seme which is characterized by heavy vehicular movement and human traffic.
The new Customs Area Controller (CAC) tasked all officers of the command not to concentrate “on the other side”, but to strenuously work, to “checkmate it”, via the policy thrust of the CGC while discharging their statutory responsibilities.
He insisted the Command must perform above average in terms of revenue generation, anti-smuggling drive, legitimate trade facilitation and the security of the country, through the effective manning of the international border.
Comptroller Victor Dimka urged all officers to imbibe the culture of transparency and professionalism while discharging their responsibilities; warning that any negative conduct observed among officers along the international border would not be tolerated.
He noted that for more revenue to be generated, smuggling must be fought to a standstill, stressing that this is “a duty” he has come to accomplish and urged all officers to braced up to the new challenge to perform, despite the constraints of marshy creeks that may not be accessible to vehicular surveillance.
He charged the Enforcement Unit to “be prepared to do the needful”, stressing that the enforcement of the service policies is a familiar terrain to him; hence the need for compliance to excel by the enforcement unit of the command could not be over-emphasized.
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