Compt. Omale Commends Border Community,Stakeholders Over Support For Compliance To FG Order

Compt. Omale Commends Border Community,Stakeholders Over Support For Compliance To FG Order

In spite of the closure of Nigeria’s border stations in the North occasioned by the military coup in Niger Republic, smugglers still find the courage to ply their trade.

Consequently, the Nigeria Customs Service(NCS) has deployed superior intelligent gathering to enforcement operation to counter the illegal operation of the smugglers.

This led to the interception of sundry items which include 1,800 cartons of foreign Banana from Ghana to Niger Republic. It has a duty paid value of N17,576,392.00

The Customs Area Controller(CAC) of Sokoto Customs Command, Compt. Musa Omale, who had reminded stakeholders of the subsisting directive on the border closure subsequently made a tour of  the Illela border where he charged officers and other security agencies not to lower their guards.

Compt. Omale Commends Border Community,Stakeholders Over Support For Compliance To FG Order

According to him in a statement,”As you are all aware, on the 30th of July, 2023, the Federal Government directed the closure of all border stations with the Niger consequent upon the coup by the Military Junta of Niger Republic.

 “Today’s tour is a follow up to the Comptroller General of Customs’ visit to ensure full scale compliance and to further serve as a morale booster to the officers and men of the Command.  Since the closure, the Command has continued to leverage intelligence to record numbers of interception.

“I am impressed with the additional layers of Enforcement put in place. I also want to thank other sister security agencies for their cooperation towards enforcing the compliance; I implore you all to keep the tempo.

Compt. Omale Commends Border Community,Stakeholders Over Support For Compliance To FG Order

He added,”Let me also extend my appreciation to the stakeholders-importers, exporters and freight agents as well as the Illela Community for your patience and adherence to the border closure. I implore you to exercise more patience as we hope for a quick amicable resolution of the crises.”

Compt. Omale  appreciated  their continued support  and efforts to uphold the rule of law and protect the interest of the nation and the economy”.

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