Hammed Ibrahim Ali Customs Boss
Hammed Ibrahim Ali Customs Boss

NCS Sustains Rigorous Patrol of Sea, Creeks and Land Borders

Three days into lockdown in some parts of the country, the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) commends Officers and Men of the Nigeria Customs Service who are on essential duties despite the risks in their respective locations.

He said reports reaching the Headquarters from the Commands indicate that, Customs operatives have been rising to the challenge of their professional calling by keeping the Seaports functional. The continuous rigorous patrol of Sea, Creeks and Land borders are crucial activities needed to sustain national economy and protect Nigerians from criminal elements who may want to take advantage to smuggle in items that will further complicate our health and security.

While reminding them that, this is one of those times when their professional calling as security agents puts them on the line despite the risks, he advised the operatives to maintain person to person distancing, wash hands regularly, sanitize their hands and comply with all other recommendations by medical experts.

To the stakeholders who may be coming to the Ports for cargo clearance, the CGC calls on them to co-operate and adhere strictly to the preventive measures put in place at the Commands. He prayed for the quick recovery for those undergoing Covid-19 treatment and for the Almighty God to heal our land and the world.

DC, Joseph Attah
Public Relations Officer
For: Comptroller-General of Customs