Customs in Eastern Marine maintains 24 hours patrol surveillance despite COVID-19
* As Comptroller Ndarni observes Executive Order on official duty
*Ndarni caught with the eye of a camera
By Udeme Clement :
Despite COVID-19 pandemic ravaging Nigeria and the whole world, Nigeria Customs Service, Eastern Marine Command, Port Harcourt, is working assiduously to protect its area of coverage from illicit traders.
News reaching us now reveals that Eastern Marine Command, under the watch of Comptroller Joseph Ndarni, as the Customs Area Controller, CAC, is still on 24 hours patrol surveillance of all its out-stations despite the pandemic.
Most outstanding is the fact that, Comptroller Ndarni himself is the one leading his men on operations.
Comptroller Ndarni, who is known as a proactive and result-oriented Officer, is still carrying out his statutory functions in Port Harcourt, notwithstanding the panic caused by coronavirus in the country.
At the same time, the CAC is diligently observing the Executive Order of government on physical distancing, use of face masks, sanitizers and regular hand washing, as seen on the pictures
Yesterday, Comptroller Ndarni was captured with the eye of a camera wearing face mask while on official duty, as shown here.
This, he said becomes imperative in compliance with government’s measures to curb spread of coronavirus in the country.
His assertion, “We have a duty to suppress smuggling in the Eastern Marine region, in order to support government’s policy on economic growth and development.”
Ndarni stressed, “However, in carrying out this important responsibility, we are strictly following the directives of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, in line with WHO guidelines to promote health safety at work”.
Recall that Comptroller Ndarni, the new CAC of Eastern Marine Command, has been working tirelessly on anti-smuggling campaign since he took over the mantle of leadership.
On assuming office, he immediately embarked on working tour of Eastern Marine out-stations and met with sister agencies, as well as relevant stakeholders, to improve on their operational synergy.
During the tour, he visited Ibaka in Akwa Ibom State, even as he held meetings with stakeholders in Port Harcourt.
He also visited Nigerian Army and Navy where he sought greater working collaboration, on how to tackle smuggling in the area.
He went further to Nigeria Naval College in Port Harcourt, had discussion with the Commanding Officer on how to train Customs Marine personnel on boat handling.
Most recently, Comptroller Ndarni visited the Navy and Police in Delta State, all in efforts to build formidable working synergy, to stem smuggling in all ramifications.