Olubadan tasks NCS on improved revenue generation
.Acting Comptroller-General solicits monarch, others’ support
The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun, yesterday, described Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) as the life-wire of the nation’s economy and an agency to be proud of in terms of acknowledged efficiency globally.
Balogun made the remark during the visit of the Acting Comptroller-General (ACG) of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, to the Alarere residence of the monarch.
In a statement by his Personal Assistant on Media, Oladele Ogunsola, the monarch said the agency’s contributions to the economic well-being of the country could not be over-emphasised.
He, therefore, charged the ACG to not only maintain the standard but also improve on it.
The monarch said: “The NCS is also a source of pride to the country as it ranks among the best globally in terms of efficiency and professionalism.
“We urge the new ACG to remain focused and committed to the mandate of the agency in sustaining the nation’s economy and improve on the existing template of revenue generation towards making a remarkable impact during his tenure.”
Earlier in his address, Adeniyi, who described himself as an Ibadan man, said Olubadan was the first monarch to be visited during his working visit to show his recognition and the importance attached to the stool.
He said all the activities of the agency revolve around the community and the importance of the traditional ruler in that regard is a crucial factor.
“All what we are doing in the agency are community-based and there’s no way we can take such critical stakeholders for granted. I am here in the palace to seek royal blessings in recognition of our traditional rulers as the custodians of our culture and traditions. We acknowledge Your Majesty’s support, understanding and cooperation over the years and I covet the same to take the agency further in height of performance, professionalism and efficiency,” he said.
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