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Gyado Assumes Control of KLT, Pledge To Deploy EI


Comptroller Martina Tilly-Gyado has assumed office as the Customs Area Controller of Kirikiri Lighter Terminal Command (KLT) in Lagos, replacing Comptroller Timinadi Bomodi who was reassigned to seme border command.

Bomodi handing over the service flag to his successor, Tilly-Gyado

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At a brief handing over ceremony last Wednesday, the KLT new controller said that under her watch, the command would adopt emotional intelligence (EI) strategies that runs on Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) analysis in addressing matters of revenue collection, anti-smuggling, trade facilitation, and robust stakeholder engagement to improve compliance.

In his handover address, Comptroller Bomodi who led the command from January to the time of handover said the command raked in a total of N36.93 Billion, representing a 22.44% increase when compared to the N30.16 billion it generated during the corresponding period of 2022; adding that the figure represents 59.37% of the 2023 target.

He thanked officers and men of the command for their support and urged them to extend same to the new area controller, while noting that despite the best human efforts, more can be achieved through higher cargo traffic.

“We pray that in the future, there will be more significant and positive strides both for the Command and the Service at large.”

While thanking God and the Acting Comptroller General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi MFR, for finding her worthy of the appointment, she said she would do her utmost best to meet management’s expectations; and emphasized the change in the trading atmosphere with the novel EI she plan to deploy.

Speaking on the possibilities and prospects of EI and SWOT in boosting compliance, she said, “I am here to deploy emotional intelligence, which comprises teamwork, interpersonal relationships, and knowledge of the environment.”

Above according to her is in addition to her open door policy which she says is open to criticism as long as such criticism benefits the overall interests and objective of the command and service; said the Command Public Relations Officer, SC JT Ayagbalo in a statement.

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