Effective Service Delivery : CGC Adeniyi urges Comptrollers to streamline operations

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Effective Service Delivery :
CGC Adeniyi urges Comptrollers to streamline operations

Declares open 2024 Comptrollers Retreat

The Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service, CGC Bashir Adewale Adeniyi MFR, has urged promoted Comptrollers to remain resolute in streamlining operations, building trust with stakeholders in their formations, as essential steps for impactful Customs management.

The CGC addressing promoted Comptrollers during their retreat in Abuja

CGC Adeniyi made this known during his paper presentation to the Comptrollers, at their retreat in Abuja.

The CGC, whose agenda is anchored on consolidation, innovation and collaboration, said establishing strong mutual relationships with stakeholders is ‘important for NCS.

He expressed optimism that the Service can achieve great milestones by forming new collaborations.
He added; “The service needs to work with other agencies of government to see the amazing revolution that we are seeing in the world.”

Speaking on the positive aspects of technology, CGC Adeniyi re-emphasised his standpoint on enhancing the Service’s standards technologically, adding, “There is so much going on in technology these days. If you compare the days when you joined the Service, you will see that technology has changed many things.”

According to him; “Embracing technological approach that relates to artificial intelligence and machine learning data analytics will enable the Customs Administration to explore areas that look extremely remote and advanced.”

Continuing his presentation, CGC Adeniyi relates the idea of leveraging technology to the Services’ plans to curb smuggling across Nigeria.

He stressed; “with established restriction on importation of rice, it means we have a very critical responsibility to ensure that we do not allow the act because that speaks to the issue of food security.’’

The CGC, who earlier declared the retreat open for newly promoted Comptrollers, reiterated the Service commitment to introduce initiatives that promote trade facilitation by conducting valid scientific studies on the business environment.

He said the initiative will significantly contribute to the realisation of objectives and the commitment to advancing regional cooperation and integration.

Compt Shauibu, the Area Controller of Ogun 1 Customs Command, hard working and committed. Anti-smuggling guru, an officer who has the might to battle smugglers on creeks and hinterland, at the retreat in Abuja 

He emphasised that the initiative will positively impact fostering economic prosperity across African continent as the Service sets to implement the African Continental Free Trade Agreement.

He went on; “As we refine procedures, strengthen compliance mechanisms, propose transparency and outline a strategic consolidation policy without revision, evaluating entry by small and medium enterprises becomes a cornerstone of our economy.”

On his part, the Commandant, Training and Doctrine, DCG Sa’idu Galadima, applauded the Comptroller-General of Customs for gracing the opening ceremony of the retreat.

DCG Galadima described the retreat as another chance to bring together officers of like minds with the aim of refreshing memories on Customs procedures, management and contemporary issues.

He said, “We are here to share knowledge amongst ourselves to build a better Nigeria Customs Service. Therefore, the efforts that the CGC is exerting towards equipping officers and men of the service with the technical know-how on the work is highly commendable.’’

DCG Galadima, however, took the initiative to engage Comptrollers in a brainstorming session on the major agenda set by the Comptroller-General of Customs.

He expressed optimism that, by the end of the day, a comprehensive blueprint would emerge, showcasing the participants’ commitment to the CGC’s innovative agenda.

    National Public Relations Officer of Customs presenting a paper on media relations

Also, the National Public Relations Officer of Customs, CSC Abdullahi Maiwada, presented a paper on Stakeholders Management, Media Community and Employee Relationship.

CSC Maiwada took the newly promoted Comptrollers through various strategies on how Commands across the Federation can relate to media and members of the public.

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