The Acting Comptroller General of Customs, Adewale Adeniyi has asked Customs officers to rise above challenges to ensure quality service delivery.
He said this on Tuesday during his maiden visit to Customs Area Commands under Zone A, Lagos.
Addressing officers at the Kirikiri Lighter Terminal Command, he said, “The nature of our operation is the same. It is tied towards three functions of generating revenue, enforcing control and facilitating trade.
“Customs plays a very strategic role in economic development and growth of any country, so the charge is for us to accept to render efficient service for economic development of the nation.”
At the Western Marine Command, Ports & Terminal Multi-Services Limited (PTML) Command as well and Tin-can Island Command, Adeniyi urged officers to rededicate their efforts towards physical examination of goods and put on the right attitude to work.
“You should challenge yourselves with more commitment and patriotism, rededicate your efforts towards physical examination of goods and put up an attitude that is business friendly for positive revenue generation,” he said.
On staff welfare, Adeniyi said, “All the welfare programs that have been put in place are going to be implemented. We have improved the life insurance scheme for all our officers. There is a group accident insurance also fully paid for and you are guaranteed 300% percent of your salary. We don’t pray it happens, but if it happens, there is that guarantee that your family will not go begging.”