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Oramalugo Assumes Office as Kebbi Customs Area Comptroller

- Promises increased revenue, sustained offensive against smugglers

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 Khadijat Saidu, Birnin Kebbi

Ben Oramalugo has taken over the mantle of leadership of Kebbi Area Command sequel to the deployment of Comptrollers by the Nigerian Customs Service.

He assumed duty on 1st February 2023 with a pledge to build on his predecessor’s successes in improving revenue generation and sustaining the tempo of combating smuggling activities in the State.

According to the statements made available to newsmen in Birnin Kebbi by the command Public Relations officer CSC Nasiru Manga Indicates that shortly after taking over in a brief ceremony held at the Command Headquarters in Birnin Kebbi, the new Area Comptroller expressed his commitment to deliver on his mandate even as he charged officers and men of the Command to be committed to their duty.

“As Customs officers, we have core mandates of revenue generation, trade facilitation, and suppression of smuggling, among others.

“I promise that I will leave no stone unturned in realizing those mandates. It’s the trust and confidence reposed in me by the management under the leadership of Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) and we will never falter or waiver in living up to our responsibility,” he added.

Oramalugo also charged officers and men of the Command to be disciplined, dedicated to duties, and law-abiding in carrying out their statutory functions. He stressed that recording more seizures in an enforcement area is the key performance indicator, calling on all officers of the Command to work in harmony in order to achieve the desired result.

Comptroller Oramalugo, a graduate of History Education from the University of Benin, with an MSc in International Politics and a Ph.D. in History and Strategic Studies, hails from Enugu State.

The CAC also sought the support and understanding of all relevant stakeholders in the State, urging importers and agents to operate in compliance with Customs extant rules and procedures while declaring their goods without compromising set standards.

Earlier, the outgoing Ag. Controller, Comptroller Abdullahi Kazaure congratulated the new CAC on his appointment, wished him a successful stewardship in the Command, and urged officers and men of the Command to give him maximum support and cooperation to deliver on his mandate

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