Coronavirus: CGC Ali lauds Customs officers on duty despite lockdown
*Advises operatives on safety measures
(By Udeme Clement):
The Comptroller-General of Customs, CGC, Hameed Ali, has commended Customs officers for their dedication and commitments to statutory duties despite the panic caused by deadly coronavirus ravaging the whole world.
Speaking through the National Public Relations Officer of the Service, DC Joseph Attah, he stressed, “Three days into lockdown in some parts of the country, Officers and Men of the Service on essential duties, are all on their duty posts despite the risks in their respective locations’.
“We commend them for their dedication”.
He went on, ‘Reports reaching the Headquarters from Commands indicated that, Customs operatives have been rising to the challenge of their professional calling by keeping the Seaports functional.
“The continuous rigorous patrol of Sea, Creeks and Land borders are crucial activities needed to sustain national economy and protect Nigerians from criminal elements, who may want to take advantage to smuggle in items that will further complicate our health and security.”
He reminded the officers, “This is one of those times when your professional calling as security agents puts you on the line despite the risks involved”.
He advised the operatives, “Maintain person to person distancing, wash hands regularly, sanitise your hands and comply with all other recommendations by medical experts.”
To stakeholders who may be coming to the Ports for cargo clearance, the CGC calls on them to co-operate and adhere strictly to preventive measures put in place at the Commands.
He prayed for quick recovery of those undergoing Covid-19 treatment and for the Almighty God to heal our land, the world at large.