WE WILL WORK HARDER, WE WON’T DISAPPOINT THE CG — COMPT KOLADE
Several officers from the zone ‘C’ of the Nigeria Customs Service converged in Port Harcourt today to wear their new ranks during the formal decoration organised by the Zonal Co-ordinator, ACG Peters.
Scores of them made the full Comptroller cadre- the professional peak of the customs rank, as any other rank will be deemed to be by political appointment.
It was jubilation written all over the officers most of whom came with their wives, children and other well wishers.
The event which took more than four hours due to the large number of beneficiaries saw some getting emotional as some may have spent not less than six years on their former ranks.
Kayode Kolade, the workaholic Controller of the Federal Operations Unit, zone C Owerri is one of the brand new Controllers decorated today by ACG Peters.
Sharing his excitement to newsmen, Compt Kolade said promotion is a way of demanding more hardwork from beneficiaries.
He described it as a challenge for them to put in more efforts to justify the confidence the Comptroller General reposed in them.
He pledged that they will not fail or falter in the onerous task of generating needed revenue and nipping smuggling of dangerous goods in the bud. ‘We will work more than ever before to justify the trust the Comptroller General has in us. To whom much is given, he said, much is expected.
He,on behalf of his colleagues thanked the Comptroller General of customs, Adewale Adeniyi, MFR, for finding them worthy, and prayed that the Almighty will give him as well as all members of the management the wisdom to steer the service to greater heights.
The Co-ordinator, ACG Peters congratulated the lucky officers, and advised them to work towards improving the service and achieving its mandates.