The Zone ‘B’ of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), in Kaduna on Tuesday, decorated 1977 newly promoted senior officers across the zone.
The Zonal Coordinator of the Zone, Assistant Controller-General Udo-Aka Emmanuel while decorating the officers stated that the significance of the day’s celebrations was to give the officers impetus to work harder.
He said that the gesture was an incentive to motivate the personnel to be more productive and efficient.
According to him, “the officers are expected to put in their best into the system by generating more revenue. Last year we made N1trilliin and we are expecting you to do more”.
He said, “On behalf of the Controller General, Nigeria Customs Service, I was asked to decorate the officers and commend them for the tremendous job that has warranted them the promotion.
“I celebrate you today for that doggedness and I congratulate you for the elevation.”
He, however, reminded them that the elevation comes with increased responsibility, saying, management expects them to bring to bear their various experiences to the service.
Emmanuel called on the officers to stand their grounds to suppress smuggling and not to disappoint themselves and the customs service management.