Customs in Zone ‘A’ celebrates Compt Sani Madugu in grand style

From right : ACG Aremu and Compt Morenike Oladunni :

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Customs in Zone ‘A’ celebrates Compt Sani Madugu in grand style

* Showers encomiums on him

* He is honest, hard working, resilient – Says ACG Aremu

The Zonal Coordinator of Nigeria Customs Service in Zone ‘A’, ACG Modupe Aremu and all Area Controllers under her watch have made the Service proud not only with their intelligence, tenacity and assiduousness in serving the Nigerian nation; but recognition for
hard work and resilience.

These were the sterling qualities ACG Aremu and her abled Area Controllers displayed yesterday at Customs Zonal office, Lagos, during a sent-forth ceremony organised to honour Compt. Sani Madugu, who is about retiring from active service.

The ceremony was brief but colourful and dignifying for Compt Madugu, who has served his father-land with total dedication to statutory duties and steadfastness.

The occasion was the best of its kind, as Area Controllers from all formations in Zone ‘A’ turned up to honour Compt Madugu, even as they expressed strong determination to remain focused and undeterred in their areas of responsibilities, despite hostility from economic Saboteurs.

The high point of the event was when officers took turn to commend Compt Madugu for his years of faithful service, even as they showered encomiums on him for his enormous contributions to Nigeria Customs at different stages in his career path.

From right : ACG Aremu and Compt Morenike Oladunni :

ACG Aremu :
In her speech, ACG Aremu described Madugu as honest, hard working and resilient. She said, “Compt Madugu has done very well and that is why all of us are here to honour him. My advice is for other officers to do their best. So that when they are retiring, they will leave their footprints on the sands of time.”

Compt Morenike Oladunni :
The Controller in charge of Administration at Customs Zonal office, Lagos, Compt Oladunni described retiring Sani Madugu as dependable and a very reliable officer to work with”.

Compt Malanta and other CACs :

Compt Malanta :
The Customs Area Controller (CAC) of Apapa Command, Compt Yusuf Malanta described Madugu as open-minded and very receptive.
He said, “Madugu has no enemy. He treats people with respect and human dignity”.

From right; Compt Swomen, the CAC of Ogun 2 Command, Compt Ngozi and Compt Nnadi :

Compt Hammi Swomen :
The Area Controller of Kirikiri Lighter Terminal (KLT) – Compt Swomen described Madugu as a Man with mature wisdom.

From right : DC Ochiba

DC Enonche Ochiba :
The Area Controller of Western Marine Command, DC Ochiba described Madugu as a honest person. He said, “Compt Madugu is kind and easy going. He is a friend to everyone”.

Compt Jibo and other CACs :

Compt Jibo :
The Area Controller of Seme Border Area Command, Mohammed Jibo described Madugu as a good adviser and a sincere person.

Compt Ngozi and other CACs

Compt Ngozi in a chat with our Correspondent at the sidelines of the occasion, applauded CGC Hameed Ali on the on-going Customs reforms and welfare provisions for officers. She equally acknowledged Madugu’s contributions to the Service.

Speaking further, Compt Ngozi described ACG Aremu as intelligent, uncompromising and a dedicated Customs officer, even as she commended ACG Aremu for coordinating activities of the zone effectively.

Other Area Controllers, who graced the occasion include DC H. Ejibunu, the CAC of Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone ‘A’; Compt Festus Okun – the CAC of PTML, the CAC of Murtala Mohammed Airport Command, Compt Sambo Dangaladima, the CAC of Oyo/Osun Command, the CAC of Ogun 2; the Area Controller of Airport Command and the CAC of TinCan Island Port Command – MBA Musa, who was represented, among others.

From right : Compt Nnadi and DC Ejibunu 

Compt Dera Nnadi, the CAC of Ogun 1 Command in his vote of thanks described Madugu as an officer with emotional intelligence, empathy, kind consideration and a father figure to all.
His words :
“We at Ogun 1 Command are building on what Madugu and other CACs started. Let me also commend Compt Madugu for
making reference to those who mentored him.
It shows he never forgot his past. He has a very good sense of history.
We will continue to keep the flag flying for Customs”.

Compt Sani Madugu, the celebrant, specially dressed :

In his response, Sani Madugu enthused :
“I am the happiest person today because I’m leaving the service as a very happy Man.
I thank Customs and the Federal Government of Nigeria for giving me the opportunity to serve.”

Observation at the ceremony :
Our Correspondent observed that Sani Madugu was specially dressed for his sent-forth occasion. His uniform as the celebrant was befitting and quite different from what other Controllers wore, even as his tall height stood him out among others.

Our Correspondent also observed that Customs officers are workaholics. They like to work, work and work !
For instance, the sent-forth ceremony didn’t just start with dining and wining as one would have expected.
Rather, they started first with Zonal management meeting, where only the CACs and ACG had a close-door deliberation, after which the ceremony followed. The programme culminated in group photographs.

Recall that Compt sani Madugu has served Customs in various capacities before his redeployment to the Zonal office as the Head of Enforcement.
He was a Resource Person at Customs Training College where he made so much impact in capacity building for up-coming officers.

He also worked as Area Controller in Ogun Command among other formations he served. He has a track record of integrity and selflessness.

Group picture showing the celebrant, the CAC of FOU Zone’A’; other CACs and the Zonal PRO, N. Nwala :
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