The new Customs Area Controller of Seme Command, Comptroller Mohammed Aliyu who took over the leadership of the busiest international land border has disclosed his administrative principles, warning officers and all stakeholders to abide by the rules in the enforcement of the law.
He stated this when he addressed all the Sectional/Unit heads of the Command, the critical stakeholders and opinion leaders in the host communities.
According to him, compliance with the book of instructions that govern the service op-erations will be the hallmark of his tenure.
He warned that any infraction observed in clearance procedure that is not in accord-ance with the extant laws will be visited with severe sanctions eben as he re-stated that only the approved checkpoints shall be maintained while patrol teams must be seen to be mobile and not static along the international route which is the corridor to other West African Countries.
The command’s helmsman disclosed that officers and men must not be seen to be in-dulging in clearance of goods, (as it strictly remains the statutory role of the registered agents only) who relate between the Nigeria Customs Service and the importers. He added that any officer caught in the act will not be spared, as he will be forced to face full disciplinary actions, which will serve as deterrent to others.
He emphasized that the need for discipline in a regimental organization like the Nige-ria Customs Service must be sustained, as without discipline, the enforcement of the core objectives will not be actualized, instead, the image of the service will be dragged in the mud.
He stressed that action detrimental to the core objectives of trade facilitation will not be tolerated, emphasizing that every officer must make conscious and deliberate effort to avoid being a barrier to legitimate trade facilitation across the frontier under his watch. He also directed that all actions must be strictly guided by the service operational gold-en rules (The 7 Cs).
The comptroller pointed out that all officers and men must be properly dressed at all times while on duty; adding that those with arms must not be engaged in any unpro-fessional act or conduct.
Source: The AuthorityThe Authority