It took almost seven minutes for the personnel with the cutter to come forward to enable the Customs Area Controller (CAC), Apapa Command, Comptroller Yusuf Malanta open the container of used clothing when he addressed the press last week.
According to the Customs boss, that delay was a sign that, “someone isn’t doing his job well”.
Nevertheless, journalists had been treated with an unhealthy dish of tardiness as the briefing slated for 12noon kicked-off by 1:45pm.
There were lots of appeals from the Public Relations team over the lateness, but it makes Malanta’s disdain for lateness a ‘theatric’.
Meanwhile, there was also a repeat of the long-aged rivalry in service delivery among government agencies at the Apapa port complex last week, leaving a bitter trail of smartness by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency(NDLEA) and a counter smartness by the officials of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS). At the joint examination bay by agencies, Customs spotted a Tramadol and intercepted it but NDLEA officials quickly went to the media to lay claim to the seizure. In a cowboy style, Customs smartly called the press the next day and displayed the seizure.
Who owns the port? Customs nee! NDLEA spoke without evidence; Customs sparked with evidence. Gen. Marwa boys are hungry for results to impress their new boss abeg!