Thursday, January 14, 2016 9:09 pm
Comptroller Victor Dimka has been redeployed as the new Area Controller of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Seme Command, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Dimka, who has assumed duty at Seme, was prior to now, the Controller, Federal Operations Unit, (F.O.U.) Owerri, Imo.
He told the officers and men of the command that his intention was to consolidate on the achievements of his predecessor.
The controller said that he would intensify his efforts toward more revenue generation.
Dimka told a group of licensed customs agents who paid him a visit that he still needed time to study what was in the handover note but assured his guests that “Seme border command is a familiar terrain to him’’.
He urged officers and stakeholders to realise that the challenge of dwindling revenue from crude oil sales had made it imperative for maximum revenue to be collected by the Customs.
According to him, we have to shape up to collect maximum revenue and suppress smuggling to the barest minimum.
“My predecessor has done a great job and I intend to even do more. I am committed to suppressing smuggling activities across the international frontier and to ensure that the fight against smuggling of poultry products would be sustained.
“All hands must be on deck in dealing with the challenges of manning a peculiar international border like Seme which is characterised by heavy vehicular movement and human traffic.
“All officers must follow the policy thrust of the Comptroller-General of Customs while discharging their statutory responsibilities.
“We must also perform well in terms of revenue generation, anti-smuggling drive, legitimate trade facilitation and the security of the nation through the effective manning of the border,’’ Dimka said.