ACG Kaycee Ekekezie attends Commonwealth inauguration in Lagos
By Udeme Clement
The Assistant Comptroller-General of Customs in charge of Zone ‘A’, ACG Kaycee Ekekezie, was among the top female dignitaries at the inauguration of the Management team of Commonwealth Business Women, Nigeria.
The occasion, which took place at Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, today, brought personalities and important women from reputable organisations, as well as government agencies in the country.
The presence of ACG Ekekezie, at that important programme was most fitting as an outstanding Officer of Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, also representing an organisation where gender balance is given due consideration.
At present, Customs under the leadership of CGC Ali Hameed has given women ample opportunity to excel in the career at various positions, especially at the top management level.
More so, ACG Ekekezie is an exemplary team leader. She has displayed this leadership quality and good coordination in managing the affairs of the Service in Zone ‘A’, which contributions the highest revenue generation for the Federal Government.
She works tirelessly with ability to make sound decisions without compromising standards.
Her tenure as the ACG Zone ‘A’ has been most remarkable, looking at the feats recorded by the Zone in revenue collection, trade facilitation and anti-smuggling drive since she came on board.
She took over the mantle of leadership in Zone ‘A’ in the last quarter of 2018. Since then, the Service has made tremendous impact by contributing tangibly to economic growth and development.
For instance, under her watch, Customs in Zone ‘A’ intercepted 40 containers of tramadol worth billions of naira, even as the officer involved rejected a huge sum of N150 million bribe from importer of the drugs.
That was not all. Still under her supervision, the Federal Operations Unit, FOU, Zone ‘A’, intercepted over N2.2billion Military wares and bulletproof vehicles through intelligence. Others include seizure of 1,582 wraps of cannabis sativa concealed in indomie truck, with street value of over N30.9million by Seme Command; seizure of 1,286 parcels of hard drugs (Cannabis Sativa), with street value of over N32.7million by Western Marine Command, among high revenue generation realised by Apapa,Tincan, PTML, as well as achievements of other Commands within the Zone.
Also, the official launch of the much talked about Nigeria-Benin Republic trade connectivity platform was launched under her watch.
Thus, the Service in Zone ‘A’ under the current ACG receives robust stakeholders’ collaboration, especially in anti-smuggling operations.