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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.

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.

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.

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.
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