BY FUNMI ALUKO
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has assured the Plateau State government of a sense of belonging in the distribution of essential commodities occasionally undertaken by the Customs Service, in addition to any other support programme it will be involved in.
The Acting Comptroller-General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi MFR, who gave above indication during a courtesy visit by the Executive Governor Of Plateau State, His Excellency, Governor Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang, to the CGC at Customs Headquarters Abuja on September 29, 2023, pledged to strengthen ties with the people and the government of Plateau State.
According to a statement by the Customs National Public Relations Officer, SC Abdullahi Maiwada, Adeniyi welcoming the governor and his entourage to the Corporate Headquarters of the Nigeria Customs Service, highlighted the Service’s progress during its first 100 days in office and its commitment to revitalizing the agency through partnerships with stakeholders and governors nationwide.
In response to the governor’s request to include Plateau among the states receiving Customs’ humanitarian support, the Acting CGC assured prompt intervention, emphasizing the Service’s role in distributing food and non-food items to communities.
Governor Caleb Manasseh expressed gratitude for the efforts to improve the Customs institution and sought continued support and partnership to enhance Plateau State’s economy and security.
This visit reflects the Acting CGC’s ongoing efforts to strengthen relationships with state governments to bolster trade and secure border areas across the federation.