Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

Customs, Immigration, Air Force to strengthen relations

By News Express on 10/03/2016

Gmail icon

Views: 2,747

The Zonal Coordinator, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Zone `A,’ Assistant Comptroller-General Eporwei Edike, on Wednesday said the service would reciprocate the support of both Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) and Nigerian Air Force (NAF).

Edike said this during his visits to Immigration Service Zone ‘A’ and the Headquarters, Logistics Command, Nigerian Air Force, Lagos.

He commended the support of both NIS and Nigerian Air Force officers who were deployed to some border commands, adding that their support had enabled Customs to achieve numerous successes.

“I was so impressed with the support of Immigration and Air Force when I visited Customs Command at Igbeti, Oyo/Osun, Ogun, Ondo/Ekiti and Seme Commands.

“I have no option than to visit their superior officers and cement the existing relationship among the agencies.”

Edike said that Customs could not operate alone without the support of other sisters agencies.

He urged the sister agencies to write for provisional release of their consignments through the head of their particular commands, to avoid delay in clearing their equipment.

“This Pre-arrival process will save the consignments from demurrage.”

He, however, urged the two agencies (Immigration and Air Force) to always get in touch with the Customs zonal office if any effort being made at the command level failed in processing their consignments.

Edike said that the role of the Nigerian Air Force and Immigration in Customs revenue generation could not be over-emphasised.

The zonal coordinator said that the Nigerian Air Force assisted Customs in providing maximum security, which had encouraged more passengers coming through the airports.

He said that the numerous passengers coming through the airports had increased Customs revenue, adding that the Immigration Service had also boosted the image of Nigerians travelling abroad.

In his response, Assistant Comptroller-General Adamu Musa, commended the efforts of the Customs zonal coordinator for deeming it fit to visit the zone.

“I feel fulfilled and honoured and I think my mission is completed with the visit of the zonal coordinator of Customs to our office.

“The nation will not be protected if Immigration officers are not there to control and check the behaviour of human beings.

“Customs officers are also there to check equipment coming through both the ports and border stations.”

He said that sharing intelligence would go a long way in improving the synergy between Immigration and the Customs Service.

Musa said the service was ready to assist the Customs Service in achieving its mandate.

He also commended Customs for special interest in fast-tracking the clearance of consignments of the service out of the ports.

The Air Officer Commanding (AOC), Logistics Command, AVM Mohammed Muhammadu, commended Customs for appreciating officers at the border stations.

He said that the Air Force could not relent in assisting Customs in protecting the nation.

Muhammadu commended Customs for giving the consignments of the service the deserved priority due to the sensitivity of the equipment.

“I will not relent in supporting Customs to meet and if possible surpass the revenue target given set by the Federal Government.

“Since my resumption in September, I have received a lot of support from Customs. I pray it will continue, to enable the government to achieve its mandate.” (NAN)

•Photo shows Col Hameed Ali (rtd).

Source News Express

Posted 10/03/2016 05:19:23 AM





You may also like...
Dino Melaye escapes death in Lokoja •2 killed...

Wanted major Boko Haram suspect nabbed in Lagos...

Thunderstorms, clouds to dominate today’s weather: NiMET

Lagos Govt empowers rice farmers

Activist backs Obasanjo, says Buhari has failed woefully...

Bank of Agric signs MoU on promotion of...

Bayelsa governorship aspirant decries intellectual poverty amongst Ijaws...

BJ FC makes history, becomes youngest ever FA...

NCC, CBN intervene in Etisalat debt crisis

ANN heavyweight, Olawepo pulls out of presidential race...

6 Imo lawmakers defect to PDP

Police rescue 15 travellers kidnapped along Owerri-Port Harcourt...


Latest News Disquiet in Aso Rock as Osinbajo’s fate hangs Has Osinbajo been reduced to condolence Vice-President? By Fredrick Nwabufo Court asked to sack new NDDC Chairman, MD 29 bodies found in plastic bags How we will capture Kogi, retain Bayelsa in Nov — PDP Abuja ‘bitcoin kidnappers’ yet to be arrested — Security sources Chemical weapons: FG warns producers, marketers Akwa Ibom eyes 5,000 new jobs following partnership with IOCs Police tackle serial murders in Rivers hotels Sapele youths rally against cybercrime •Reject corruption, Yahoo Yahoo NNPC, Shell, Belema resolve dispute over oil well Fall of a star: How Yale graduate, Wall Street banker and entrepreneur fell from grace to become homeless in America


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (541,286 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (443,338 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (389,680 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (326,839 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (294,861 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (253,725 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (249,889 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (238,560 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (231,585 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (217,622 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (195,956 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (193,541 views)


CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (102) Business & Economy (4,449) Business Verdict (80) Columnists (1,109) Complaints & Requests (96) Enterprise & Opportunities (215) Entertainment (664) Features (812) Global Business Monitor (442) ICT Monitor (63) International (3,960) Interview (203) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (170) Maggie's Blog (414) News (51,436) Opinion (1,360) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,450) Religion (1,102) Sports (2,169) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update







APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera