The new Controller of the Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone A Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Deputy Compt. Hussein Ejibunu has vowed to take the fight to smugglers operating within his Command in Lagos and Ogun states.
Ejibuno who took over as Acting Controller of Customs on Friday from Usman Yahaya who retired recently from service in the unit charged with anti-smuggling activities, was welcomed to the unit on Saturday night by smugglers with the murder of an operative at Owode in Ogun State.
Ejibuno served in different capacities and worked in all the six geo-political zones of the country. Before his recent posting, he was the Commander of Comptroller-General Strike Force Headquarters Team. He worked at Ondo/Ekiti and Tincan Island Commands as the Deputy Comptroller Enforcement.
Speaking shortly after a brief taking over ceremony, Ejibuno thanked officers of the unit for the warm reception he received on arrival.
He further expressed his innermost desire for the officers to support him in taking the unit to greater heights. He appealed for unity among officers in the course of discharging their duties.
He encouraged officers to utilise their physical and intellectual capacities by making positive inputs that would take the service to great heights.
“Everybody should think of what to do for the Service and not only what to gain from it,” he said.