By Abiodun Alli
Comptroller Peter Chado Kolo yesterday November 25, 2020 took over as the new Area Controller of Ogun I Area Command of Nigeria Customs Service as Controller Michael Ogbara bowed out.
Kolo during the handing over ceremony commended and thanked his predecessor, Comptroller Michael Agbara for his what he described as giant strides in anti-smuggling activities and the success recorded so far.
The new Controller urged Officers/Men of the Command to double their efforts in order to sustain the fight against smuggling and surpass the record achieved by his predecessors.
Kolo called for high level of compliance to Customs procedures and fiscal policies among the Officers and trading stakeholders alike.
He also tasked the officers and men on the need to be discipline in their conduct during the discharge of their statutory responsibilities, charging them to be diligent and abide by the rules of engagement while relating with the public.
He appealed to the stakeholders, including other security agencies to cooperate with his administration while promising to consolidate on the existing synergy between the Command and theirs.
He warned smugglers and anyone with criminal tendency to desist from any nefarious activity as tough times awaited them, while assuring members of the trading community of his maximum cooperation for legitimate trade.
The new Controller of Customs, Kolo assured of maintaining the administrative style and standard left behind by his predecessor.
In his own handing over speech, the formal Controller, Michael Agbara welcomed the new Controller and thanked Officers/Men of the Command and stakeholders, including other security agencies for their cooperation and support during his tenure. He used the opportunity to solicite their cooperation for the new Controller more than he enjoyed.