Comptroller Peter Chado Kolo, has taken over as the new Controller of Ogun 1 Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service.
Kolo, who took over from Comptroller Michael Agbara commended and thanked his predecessor for his giant strides in anti-smuggling activities and the success recorded so far.
The new Controller in a statement by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Hammed Oloyede, urged officers to double their efforts in order to sustain the fight against smuggling beyond the success achieved by his predecessors.
He called for high level of compliance to Customs procedures and fiscal policies among the officers and trading stakeholders alike.
He also admonished the officers on the need to be disciplined in their conduct during the discharge of their statutory responsibilities just he urged them to be diligent and abide by the rules of engagement while relating with the public.
Comptroller Kolo appealed to the stakeholders including other security agencies to cooperate with him and support his administration while promising to consolidate on the existing synergy between the Command and other security agencies.
He warned smugglers and anyone with criminal tendency to desist from any nefarious activity as tough times awaits them.
While assuring members of the trading community of his maximum cooperation for legitimate trade, Kolo assured of maintaining the administrative style and standard left behind by his predecessor.
The outgoing Controller, Comptroller Agbara expressed appreciation to officers of the command and stakeholders including other security agencies for their cooperation and support during his tenure.
He enjoined the stakeholders to give the same cooperation more than he enjoyed to the new Controller to enable him succeed.