Outstanding performance: FOU gets commendation letter from CGC Ali
.Our focus is to protect the economy- Says Comptroller Uba
By Udeme Clement
The Customs Area Controller,CAC, of Federal Operations Unit ,FOU, Zone ‘A’ of Nigeria Customs Service ,NCS, Comptroller Mohammed Uba and the entire Offices of FOU have been given a commendation letter by the Comptroller-General of Customs, CGC Ali Hameed for outstanding performance in anti-smuggling operations.
Financial Business inquest revealed that the commendation letter was given to FOU in recognition of its remarkable performance in anti-smuggling activities, which has clearly shown in the level of massive seizures of rice, exotic cars, pangolin scales, textile materials, used tyres vegetable oil and other prohibited items recorded by the Unit.
The most recent seizure that attracted the attention of the top Customs Management in Abuja is the evacuation and detention of 2,086 bags of smuggled rice (50kg each), 231 jerrycans of vegetable oil (25kg each), 69 bags of sugar (50kg each), which took place on Saturday April 17, 2018, at Lafenwa area of Abeokuta.
Signing the Commendation letter on behalf of CGC Ali Hameed, Deputy Comptroller-General Dangaladima A. A. expressed great pleasure on the performance of FOU Zone ‘A’ on its high level of enforcement, as well as increased surveillance within its area of coverage.
His assertion, “I write to convey the Comptroller-General’s Commendations to your Command for exercising due diligence on the evacuation and detention of 2,086 bags of smuggled rice (50kg each), 231 jerrycans of vegetable oil (25kg each), 69 bags of sugar (50kg each), which took place on Saturday April 17, 2018, at Lafenwa area of Abeokuta”.
He went on, “The gallantry and resilience demonstrated by your team of Officers and men is highly commendable. May I therefore, on behalf of the Comptroller-General of Customs and indeed the entire Management of the Service commend you and Officers of your Command on this laudable feat” .
He continued, “It is hoped that this tempo will be sustained in the interest of the economy of our great Nation. Once again, accept the commendations of Comptroller-General for the sterling performance”.
In his response, Comptroller Uba thanked the Customs Management for the commendation, stressing that FOU will remain focused in curtailing smuggling, implementing government’s trade policies and protecting the economic environment from saboteurs.
He emphasized, “We thank the Service and must continue to carry out our statutory duties at all times with total commitment.”