In a bid to ensure greater efficiency as well as boost revenue generation, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Ogun Area Command, has been unbundled, splitting into two commands.
The Area Controller of the command, Comptroller, Michael Agbara made the disclosure at the Idi Iroko boarder of the command.
Agbara, further explained that approval for the unbundling was granted at the 50th Regular Meeting of the Nigeria Customs Service Board held May 21 this year.
“It will interest you to know that the Management of Nigeria Customs Service has formally communicated a development directing the unbundling and creation of eight (8) new Area Commands within the Service.
“Ogun Command is privileged to be among the beneficiaries with a view of enhancing administrative efficiency and boosting revenue generation for the Service. The two brand new Area Commands in Ogun state are Ogun I and Ogun II Area Commands.
“Ogun I will have an area of coverage relating to regulation and enforcement of all import, export and anti-smuggling related activities in Ogun state with Headquarters at Idiroko.
“While Ogun II Area Command will be saddled with the responsibilities of enforcing and regulating all Excise (industries under Excise control), Free Trade Zone and Parcel Post related activities in Ogun state with Headquarters at Abeokuta.
“This visionary development is based on the outcome of the Nigeria Customs Service Board at its 50th Regular meeting held on 21st May 2019”.
“It is our believe that the new structure of Nigeria Customs Service in Ogun state will indeed be recipe for further cementing the existing relationship towards the overall growth, development and stability of our dear country Nigeria”,
He commended sister agencies, opinion leaders, heads of traditional institutions, eminent personalities, the media and other law abiding members of the public for their unflinching support to NCS in the state.