Comptroller Uche Ngozi : Lioness of The Jungle
*The Enforcement Guru of Nigeria Customs
By Udeme Clement:
The Customs Area Controller (CAC), Oyo/Osun Command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), is making the entire Service proud with her spectacular performance in anti-smuggling operations.
Only yesterday, this uncompromising officer showcased seizures worth over N152.8million in Duty Paid Value (DPV), recorded from July 21 -October 10, 2020, even as she raked in a whopping sum of over N39.9 billion for the Federal Government.
Her performance has not gone un-noticed, as stakeholders and Traditional Rulers in Oyo and Osun States are showering encomiums on her and the entire Customs Service.
Our correspondent gathered that the community leaders have given this Enforcement Guru’ a special title called – ‘lioness of the jungle’, after she personally led her officers on an operation, where she toured the remote areas of Oyo State.
In fact, the operation in the forest was the first of its kind embarked upon by a female Customs Area Controller of Oyo/Osun Command in the history of the Service.
The exercise was very risky and tasking but fearless Comptroller Ngozi said no going back.
Our correspondent saw the boldness and tenacity on her face, as she walked through the forest in a very dangerous terrain surrounded by her gallant officers.
Comptroller Uche Ngozi, though a female officer fearlessly led her operatives to over six hours operation in the forest, combing all the bush paths of Oyo State, up to Odo community and the boundary between Nigeria and Benin Republic.
During the exercise, traditional Rulers of various communities she toured applauded her courage and fearlessly in visiting interior villages where no government official has gone in many years.
Our correspondent also observed that the community leaders within those villages expressed great surprised to see a senior female officer leading such an operation. While some of the villagers commended her efforts, others openly praised the Customs Management for the type of training officers are exposed to under the watch of CGC Hameed Ali.
Thus, impressed by her courage, the community leaders promised their full support for Oyo/Osun Customs Command.
That was not all. In
appreciation to the hard work of Ngozi and her team, HRM- IBA of KESHI community; HRM- OKERE of SAKI community and HRM- OKERETE of ODO gave Nigeria Customs vast plots of land to build offices and barracks to ensure Customs presence in their communities.