The Zone C Federal Operations Unit of the Nigeria Customs Service said on Wednesday that it recorded seizures worth N5,351,826,390 in the 2023 fiscal year.
The zone’s comptroller, Kayode Kolade, while decorating recently promoted officers on Wednesday, described the seizures as a result of their hard work, resilience, dedication to duty, and commitment.
Among the materials seized were pangolin scales, foreign parboiled rice, Cannabis sativa, counterfeit pharmaceutical products, tramadol, used vehicles, tyres and clothing, and raw materials for explosives, among others.
Kolade, while urging the 46 promoted officers to live above board and continue to justify the confidence reposed in them, said, “New rank comes with new and more responsibility and we must deliver on our mandate.”
He added: “ One thing that is constant in life is change. Due to the recent promotion, there will be changes in our roster and we must justify our relevance in duty assignments. We need to improve our performance this year to meet the target of N5.7 trillion set by the Service and I believe we can do it.”
The newly promoted officers include three Assistant Comptrollers of Customs, five Chief Superintendents of Customs, three Superintendents of Customs, two Deputy Superintendents of Customs, and eight Inspectors of Customs, among others.