Ibrahim Assumes Control At PTML
…Charges Officers On Revenue Increase, Discipline
BY FUNMI ALUKO
The newly appointed Customs Area Controller (CAC) of Port Terminal Multiservices Limited (PTML) Command, Comptroller Ali Mahmoud Ibrahim yesterday assumed duty, with a charge to officers and stakeholders to maintain high level of discipline expected to positively impact operational compliance and revenue collection.
He emphasized that discipline is key and foremost amongst the other virtues of productivity like honesty, punctuality and dedication to duty, even as he expressed confidence in achieving higher revenue collection, and enjoined the officers and men to measure up to pace.
In a statement by the Command Public Relations Officer, CSC Mohammed Yakubu, the PTML new sheriff said he is optimistic that with maximum support of his lieutenants, other government agencies and port users, the command’s revenue drive for increase is achievable. Accordingly, he solicited the cooperation of terminal operators, importers, agents and other stakeholders in achieving the service objective of increased revenue collection, suppression of smuggling and trade facilitation.
The new customs boss lauded the excellent records of his predecessor, Acting ACG Suleiman Bomai , even as he expressed the desire to always consult with him whenever the need arises.
Comptroller Ibrahim thanked the Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali CFR (Rtd) and the management team for his appointment, with a pledge to work in line with the service rules.
The statement quoted Ag. ACG Bomai as describing Comptroller Ibrahim as an experienced officer versed in the service’s core tasks, during the handover ceremony. According to the former CAC, Comptroller Ibrahim has been well exposed in administration, having spent good number of his career at the NCS headquarters in Abuja; excellent in revenue collection with experience from different commands of the Service; and hugely uncompromising in the area of enforcement.
He also urged all customs officers in PTML, sister agencies and the port users to extend the cooperation and industrial harmony he enjoyed to the new Area Controller. Unarguably an experienced old horse, he has served in various formations and across various departments, with some of his assignments quite critical, and where he had always excelled.
Until his present posting, Ibrahim was at the Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) in Abuja, where he got reassigned from Port Harcourt Area 11, Onne Command.