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CGC Adeniyi Meets NFIU Delegation …On enhancing border Security, others.

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The Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC), Bashir Adeniyi, has received in audience the NFIU delegation, led by Director General, Hafsat Bakari at the Service’s Headquarters in Abuja.

A press statement issued by a Chief Superintendent Of Customs and National Public Relations Officer, Abdullahi Maiwada, revealed that, CGC Adeniyi’s meeting with DG Bakari centred around sealing a strong partnership that will enable the two agencies to take measures of enhancing border security through intensifying onslaught against smugglers and money launderers and other terrorism financing activities.

Comptroller Adeniyi, while addressing the NFIU officials, congratulated DG Bakari for her appointment to head the organisation and expressed Nigeria Customs Service’s commitment to support NFIU by way of establishing a joint team that would be tasked to address some pressing issues.

“I want to wish you a successful tenure. I see, through your passion, your commitment to Project Nigeria, and I also see the collaborative spirit that you brought on board. These are all things that I share also because I believe that we can draw strength from each other, assist ourselves, and get things done.” the CGC said.

He stressed the need to form an internal team that would be drawn up from the Service to review those outstanding issues so that they could see, in a determined effort, what both could do.

Speaking earlier, the NFIU Director-General, Hafsat Bakari, applauded the NCS’s resilient commitment to safeguarding Nigerian borders, particularly in combating smuggling activities.

Emphasising the importance of information sharing, Mrs Bakari highlighted that her visit to the Headquarters of the Nigeria Customs Service is to establish a cordial relationship with the service in intelligence sharing.

She said, “We recognise the vital role of the NCS in protecting Nigeria’s borders, preventing the smuggling of illicit goods, but also in ensuring that those who import goods into our country pay the appropriate fees and levies that are due to the federal government.”

According to her, the ultimate goal of the NFIU was to ensure the safety and prosperity of Nigeria, adding that “we want to make sure that we have efficient systems processes and technologies in place to identify the smuggling of currency and other high-value items

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