The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), new Area Comptroller, in charge of Niger, Kogi and Kwara Commands, Abba-Kaseem Yusuf has vowed to intensify efforts to collect maximum revenue while fighting smuggling.
He made the pledge in a statement signed by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Lamba in Minna on Wednesday.
Abba-Kaseem disclosed that effective operational order on how to fight smugglers had since been issued to field officers.
He said, “We have positioned our officers at identified routes of smuggling to prevent any illegal goods coming into the country.
“My predecessor had done a great job and I intend to do even more.”
Abba-Kaseem also urged officers and men of the command to imbibe the culture of transparency and professionalism, as they discharge their responsibilities.
He, however, warned that any act of negative conduct among the officers and men would not be tolerated by the command.
Abba-Kaseem predecessor, Mr Benjamin Binga, appealed to officers and
men of the command to extend the same support and cooperation he enjoyed to the new Area Comptroller.