Customs, Army further ties against insecurity

ACG Customs Zone 'A', Eporwei Edike presenting a plaque to the GOC, 81 DIV, Nigerian Army, Maj. Gen. Isidore Edet at his office on Victoria Island, Lagos 
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has further its collaborative relationship with the Nigerian Army in the continued fight against smuggling activities at border areas, to prevent entry of dangerous weapons into Nigeria.

The talks on synergising held on Thursday at the visit of Mr  Eporwei  Edike, the Assistant Comptroller-General  of Customs in charge of Zone 'A', , to Major Gen. Isidore Edet,  the General Officer Commanding, 81 Division, Nigerian Army, Victoria Island.

Speaking, Edike recalled that existing synergy and support from the Army and other sister agencies to the Customs Service at the border areas of Saki and Iseyin in Oyo State, had been commendable.

He said that the strength in the collaboration was to ensure protection against smuggling in of materials inimical to the nation’s economy, as well as those capable of compromising the nation’s security.

He also encouraged the Army to always call immediate attention whenever they had any consignment for clearance, in order to avoid delays of such sensitive consignment usually meant for their operations.

The GOC appreciated the ACG and his officers for visiting and assured that the Army would continue to support collaborative efforts with other agencies of government as the NCS, to always uphold the nation’s security.

OnepageAfrica reports that earlier in the month, ACG Edike had also visited the 107 Nigerian Airforce Camp, Victoria Island, Lagos, where Air Commodore Garuba Yusuf pledged continued support for national interest.

Edike had also paid similar visit to the Nigerian Navy, where Rear Admiral Onyekwere Osondu,  the Flag Officer Commanding, Western Naval Command, welcomed him and pledged support to the customs.