The Acting Comptroller General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, has initiated the revitalization of corporate social responsibility programs within the NCS.
The initiative aims to give back to the society that has supported the Service in fulfilling its primary objectives.
On Monday, the Acting CGC reached out to Dorian Home in Akure, Ondo State—a charitable orphanage dedicated to social development.
He emphasized that the service holds the responsibility to provide support and aid to the communities in which they operate and carry out their duties.
Recognizing Dorian Home’s strong foundation, dedication, and enthusiasm, he highlighted its potential to effectively pursue its goals.
“We’ve seen that this place has capacity for almost a thousand kids, so they need to feed them, they need to clothe them, and they need to provide them medicaments.
“So in any of these areas periodically, we would be looking at our stores, and we would be sending off those kind of items that can assist them to achieve the objectives for which this kind of homes are set up”, he added.
Continuing his official tour of zone ‘A’, the head of Customs proceeded to the Ondo/Ekiti Area Command where he was warmly welcomed by the Area Controller, Comptroller Beatrice Eboka.
One of the key activities during his visit was the inauguration and thorough examination of the recently refurbished housing facilities designated for the command’s officers and personnel.
During his speech to the dedicated officers and personnel of the Command, the Acting CGC urged them to maintain a high level of diligence in their operational activities and record-keeping while emphasizing on diligence which is vital to ensure that goods intended for export adhere to international quality standards.
“You have a role to ensure that the products shipped out of this place meet international standards”, he noted.
“You must not do anything to delay the processes, ensure that they do not stay too long in your hands, documentation must be done in good time so that the products do not get bad before they’re shipped out of the country”, he added.
The Ag. CGC also visited the palace of His Imperial Majesty, Oba Alade Toyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi CFR, The Deji and Paramount Ruler of Akure, to pledge his loyalty and commitment to the service to continue to be a responsible Government Agency.
“Customs will continue to be a responsible government agency, respecting the laws of the land and maintaining a very good relationship where we operate.”
The king expressed gratitude to the Acting CG for his visit and extended congratulations on his appointment. Also, he offered heartfelt prayers for a prosperous and fruitful term ahead.