The Area Comptroller of Seme Command of Nigeria Customs Service, Comptroller Bello Jibo, has claimed that the border area is the most peaceful command in the country.
Jibo disclosed this during the inauguration of bathrooms and toilet facilities in Seme community.
According to him, this can be attributed to the kind of leadership and youths that live in Seme and its environs.
“When I arrived at Seme border post, the first thing I did was to pay homage and seek the cooperation of the leadership and youths of the community.
“To God be the glory, we are all received by them; not only now, since the establishment of this border, the community has welcomed the NCS.
“The chairman and their traditional rulers’ doors are always open for us, it only requires that we knock and the door will be opened,” he said.
The Comptroller said that in a bid to sustain the existing cordial relationship with the host communities, the command, through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, constructed a modern convenience at the International part in Seme.
“These facilities will assist the travellers, both local and international.
“The facility consists of toilets and bathrooms, for both male and female.
“Today, the convenience will be handed over to the Chairman of the Badagry West Local Council Development Area (LCDA) for effective utilization,” he said.
The three rooms toilet facility built by Nigeria Customs Service, Seme Area Command was commissioned on Thursday.
Responding shortly after the handing over, Mr Joseph Gbenu, Chairman, Badagry West LCDA thanked the command for building the structure for them.
He assured the command that he would assign people who would see to the maintenance of the facility.
Gbenu urged residents of Seme and its environs to continue to cooperate with the men and officers of the command.
He said the council would always cooperate with the service to expose people who were bent on smuggling contraband into the country.
Mr Femi Mukaila, Majority Leader in Badagry West LCDA legislative arm, commended the command and assured them of cooperation of the council.
Supervisors, members of the legislative arm of the council, market men and women and residents of the Seme community graced the inauguration.
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” This video depicts a half-clad individual recording himself while claiming to have arrested trucks carrying premium motor spirit across the border as an officer of Nigeria Customs Service.
“The facts are as follows; the person in the video is indeed an officer of Nigeria Customs Service, and he is currently attached to the Federal Operations Unit Zone D in Adamawa.
” It is important to note that 55 kilometers separate this location from the nearest border.
“Between the place where this incident occurred and the border, there are fully operational petrol stations.
” As vehicles in transit, they are considered still to be well within city limits and therefore can neither be accused of nor arrested for transporting goods across the border.
“All our officers are compelled by a strict dress code to not only be in uniform while on duty, but to adorn their name tags for easy identification by members of the public.
” Indeed, his actions led to his immediate withdrawal by the Controller Federal Operations Unit Zone ‘D’, who instructed his detention pending medical evaluation.
“The NCS seriously frowns at any action that is inimical to the economic well-being of our nation.
“The levels of checks and counter-checks created as part of the NCS strategic enforcement initiative have made it extremely difficult for breaches to occur.
“Nigeria Customs Service wants to assure members of the public of the commitment of its officers and men to securing our borders.
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