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‘Plans Afoot To Revitalize NCBN’s Operation’ – Maiwada

BY FUNMI ALUKO

The National Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Customs Service, Chief Superintendent of Customs, Abdullahi Maiwada, says the Nigeria Customs Service has put in place comprehensive arrangements to revive the full potentials of the Nigeria Customs Service Broadcasting Network (NCBN).

The CNPRO who doubles as a Director of NCBN made above disclosure when he paid a working visit to the network on Tuesday, 2nd January 2024.  The visit according to a statement by the customs service public relations department was aimed at discussing plans for the revitalization of the NCBN at ensuring its effective operation under the leadership of CGC Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, MFR.

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The statement reads: “CSC Maiwada confirmed that the Nigeria Customs Service has made comprehensive arrangements to revive NCBN to its full potential.”

According to the release, Maiwada, who happens to be NCBN’s pioneer Liaison Officer in the early stages of its establishment in 2020, expressed optimism about the prospects of the re-establishment of NCBN.

The statement further noted that Maiwada highlighted the importance of having a standard broadcast station that specializes in reporting on commerce, trade, and national economic issues.

“We are back, and this time around, we are going to get it right, and we’ll make sure that the station will succeed, contributing to a broader reach in specialized broadcasting.

“Emphasizing the commitment of the Nigeria Customs Service to strengthen its relationship with Nigerians, CSC Maiwada noted that the focus is on disseminating accurate information about the Service.”

He said there is a connection between these efforts and CGC Bashir Adeniyi’s initiatives to facilitate trade, suppress smuggling, and generate more revenue for infrastructural development within the nation.

Responding, NCBN Managing Director, Jamilu Yusuf thanked the service spokesman for the visit, describing it as timely and long-awaited.

This is even as Yusuf reiterated the network’s commitment to providing quality broadcasting that aligns with national economic interests.

The highlight of the visit was when Maiwada and his team were taken on a tour of the facility which provided valuable insights into the current state of the facilities and allowed for discussions on areas that required attention as part of the network’s re-establishment process.

“As plans unfold for the revitalization of NCBN, the collaborative efforts between the Nigeria Customs Service and the broadcasting network signal a promising future for enhanced communication and information dissemination on matters crucial to the nation’s economy”, the statement added.

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