Customs Forges Partnership With FRCN to Inform Nigerians its Mandates

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The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has expressed readiness to foster collaboration with the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) to enlighten Nigerians on the core mandates of the Service and its contributions to economic development.

Comptroller-General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi MFR, made this known on Tuesday, 26 March 2024, during a meeting with the delegation of the FRCN led by the Director-General, Muhammad Bulama, at the Service’s Headquarters in Abuja.

Addressing the delegation, the CGC stated, “Over the years, I have seen that partnership with the media is very effective. So you need the media to amplify whatever we do, and we have found very good support. We have found a very strong partnership from the media, particularly from Radio Nigeria.”

Reiterating his commitment to reshaping the narrative of trade in Nigeria, CGC Adeniyi informed DG Bulama that the Service has made arrangements to implement various initiatives aimed at enhancing the efficiency of international trade.

“We are doing a lot more than people know us for, and this is why we feel necessitated to embrace this offer of strategic partnership that you have extended to us, to reach out to Nigerians, and let them know those things that we are doing, which ordinarily, they don’t know,’’ he explained.

In his address to the CGC and the NCS Management Team, the Director-General of the FRCN congratulated CGC Adeniyi on his appointment and commended the significant progress he has made since assuming office.

“We are convinced that the wisdom of Mr. President, appointing you to this position is already bearing fruits and is amply justified. Thus, we have no doubt in our minds that you shall succeed in repositioning this very important organisation, a very critical organisation in the life of our country,” DG Bulama remarked.

He explained that his team sought partnership with the Nigeria Customs Service, noting that ‘’we are convinced that it is no longer the era of us just sitting down in our office and believing that Nigerians know what we are doing.

“We are not taking our mandate lightly. We thought that we should come so that together, we can collaborate to help our country realise its potential and greatness. It is our duty to support, publicise, and advocate for the activities of the Nigeria Customs Service,” he emphasised.