Smuggling: Ogun State Customs solicits monarchs’ assistance

The Ogun Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has stepped up its anti-smuggling campaign by enlisting the assistance of monarchs in the border communities in Yewa area of the State.

The initiative, according to the Customs Area Comptroller, Ogun Command, Michael Agbara, is in line with the vision of resuscitated Customs Community Relations Committee, adding that the meeting would hold quarterly.

He said the meeting was convened to enhance the existing customs community relations between the service and traditional leaders of border communities.

Agbara, according to a statement signed by the Customs Public Relations Officer, Abdullahi Maiwada, urged the community leaders to cooperate with customs command in the fight against smugglers.

The Customs chief also said that the command was ready to work with relevant stakeholders and agencies to actualize its anti-smuggling campaign.

The statement added: “In an effort to revamp the relationship between host communities at the Border Areas within Ogun state, the CAC Ogun Command, Controller Michael Agbara held a meeting with heads of traditional institutions along the border areas. Issues were articulated on how best to improve Customs community relationship among other discussions.’’

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