Area Controller, Seme Border command of the Nigeria Customs Service,, Comptroller Victor Dimka has reiterated his determination to transform the command by exploiting all available opportunities to create an enabling working environment for legitimate trade to thrive.
In a chat with newsmen at the command last weekend, Dimka stated that the command under his watch will never remain the same again and nothing will be done with impunity any longer adding that the command must get it right and have a complete moral rebirth in order to complement the effort of the Comptroller General to collect maximum revenue.
He also emphasized the need for stakeholders to support government policies and not to see them as against the citizenry but to bring about the economic development of the entire nation.
He said “I am here not to be an impediment to legitimate trade, but to sanitize Seme to adhere strictly to customs extant laws, facilitate legitimate trade and collect the maximum revenue, therefore, I cannot work against my mandate of maximum revenue collection,”
He added that despite the low activities recorded in the last month occasioned by the strike embarked by the Benin Customs, the exchange rate and the command’s resolute stand for people to comply with the extant laws, the command will remain undaunted to perform above board as there is a gradual change of attitude to compliance.
He called on those who are out to circumvent government policies to have a rethink and cooperate with the command to move the nation forward, warning that anything contrary from actualizing the mandate of the service will not see the light of the day.
The Controller charged the officers not to be intimidated by saboteurs in the course of the discharge of their statutory functions.
He also warned the officers not to get involved in the clearance of imported vehicles or interfere with the activities of clearing agents warning that any caught in the act will face the full wrath of the law.
He appealed to the print media to go into investigative journalism so as to give a balance, objective and fair representation of both sides on any report or publication to the general public.
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