ACG Okun Charges Stakeholders To Collaborate With The Customs

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The Zonal Coordinator Zone ‘A’ Assistant Comptroller General of Customs,
Festus Okun, today, Wednesday 10 May, 2023, embarked on a familiarization visit
to Govemment Warehouse lkorodu for “On the Spot Assessment” of the activities
at the facility.

The Zonal Coordinator on arrival was received by the officer in charge, Deputy
Comptroller Willy Ukpabio, who conducted the Zonal Coordinator and his entourage round the expansive Govemment Warehouse facility, giving detailed
explanations on the operational challenges. The officer in charge of the facility gave a comprehensive account of their schedule and drew the attention of the ACG to the operations of other Corporations within lkorodu Lighter Terminal.

The tour took the Zonal Coordinator to where consignments were constructively
warehoused in line with the purpose for which the warehouse was established.
While addressing the officers, the Zonal Coordinator eulogized them for their
commitment and dedication despite the very challenging work environment.
Speaking further, the Zonal Coordinator urged them to inmbibe high ethical and
professional standards in the discharge of their mandate, while ensuring a cordial
relationship with other critical Stakeholders, including the regulatory and security agencies. He drew their attention to the need to escalate any issue pertaining to their operations which may be beyond them, to his office in line with service protocol.

The Zonal Coordinator took time off the working unit to hold interaction with
representatives of Nigeria Association of Govemment Approved Freight
Forwarders (NAGAFF), Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents.

At the session, the ACG sought their support and collaboration with the officers at the terminal and enjoined them to operate within the confines of the law, with strict adherence to the Government Warehouse Standard operating procedures,

Finally, he advised them to maintain a heightened alert to guard against illegal
encroachment by hoodlums and non state actors to the facility as he stressed that
security of the facility is very critical at this time.

The Zonal Coordinator was accompanied on the visit by the Zonal Comptrller
Enforcement, Comptroller ES Nwankwo, the Comptroller Special Duties,
Comptroller Comfort Ukpanah and other senior officers in the Zone.

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