The new Zonal Coordinator and Assistant Controller General of Customs in charge of Zone A Headquarters in Lagos, Modupe Aremu, on Friday tasked stakeholders on compliance with rules and regulations to boost revenue.
Aremu made the assertion after taking over from her predecessor, acting Deputy Comptroller General (DCG), Katherine Ekekezie.
She added that if exporters complied with the rules, clearing time would not take more than 24 hours in the customs zone.
Aremu described Ekekezie as someone she looked up to over the years and would do everything possible to project the image of Zone A positively.
She thanked the management of Customs under the leadership of the Comptroller-General, Hameed Ali, for reposing confidence in her by bringing her to Zone A.
She added that Zone A was where officers proved their worth and this showed in their work.
“Officers in this zone are compliant and they have to be compliant to be able to instil compliance in another person.
She urged Aremu to carry along officers in the zone so that she would get the best out of them.
Also, Comptroller Sani Madugu while appreciating the outgoing DCG Ekekezie, described her as a selfless and hardworking person.
He welcomed Aremu and assured her that she would be getting full cooperation from all officers in the zone.
Madugu noted that Zone A was number one in the country in terms of revenue, seizure and with enough officers, importers and clearing agents.
He, however, assured her of the support of all the stakeholders to achieve the desired result. (NAN)