ACG Zone A Task officers on Transparency and Accountability
*As Shoboiki gets CG’s Commendation letter
*Applauded for Revenue Generation and Enforcement
The Assistant Comptroller General of Customs, Zone A, Lagos, ACG Aminu Dahiru, has charged officers and men of the Service to remain focused and diligent in the course of their duties.
Addressing officers at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Command during his tour and inspection of Commands within the zone, the ACG, charged Customs officers to be transparent and accountable in their duties.
The Zone A head of operations also charged his officers to work to together and avoid disagreements and confusion.
In his words “If there is no cooperation among you, the releasing officer could be misled into releasing. There are instance in the past where officers have been dismissed for releasing cargo without proper clearance. You must avoid such developments by maintaining synergy amongst you.”
Speaking on NICIS 11, Dahiru said as a new innovation, the issues arising are been worked on at headquarters by the ACG, ICT, Benjamin Aber and his team. He assured that all issues would be resolved shortly.
The ACG was categorical that enforcement officers on patrol must return to base intact. He stressed any head of Patrol team that return to base without his team intact would face severe disciplinary action.
“When you are on patrol you must know that you are one indivisible entity. You are not individuals with personal name but you become the Nigeria Customs Service with the Federal Government Authority behind you. Anything you do on duty is not you acting but the Service. That is not a guarantee to misbehave. The Rules of Engagement apply at all times and you must observe them to the later”, the ACG said.
While assuring his officers that the Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), is committed to ensuring that officers’ welfare is adequately provided for across board.
According to him “let me assure you that if there is anything the present Customs management Board will be remembered for is the focus and concern for officer’s welfare. By the time ongoing efforts are consolidated and approved, I can assure you that all issues of welfare would have been resolved.
ACG Dahiru also cautioned officers to be careful on the use of social media and avoid rumour mongering/spreading falsehood.
Commending the Customs Area Controller, CAC, MMIA, Dr. Jayne Shoboike, and her team, the ACG said the reports reaching him concerning the Command were encouraging.
“Your letter of commendation from Headquarters says a lot about your efforts on revenue generation and enforcement. No matter what you do, everybody cannot like you. Just be focused on the task given to you, listen to your superiors and follow directives.”, the ACG told the CAC.
The ACG said his is not an arm chair ACG “i am your colleague, your brother, your father, your leader-any of these i can fit in comfortably any time. So feel free to talk and discuse any matter with me, any time any where you see me”, the ACG told his officers.