The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, on Thursday, inaugurated new chairpersons and members of the four Customs companies.
Inaugurating the new leadership at the Customs Headquarters, Abuja, CGC Adeniyi said the companies comprise Customs Service Technical & Hanger Services Limited, Nigeria Customs Service Training & Hotels Limited, Nigeria Customs Service Hospital Limited, and Nigeria Customs Broadcast Network Limited.
The CGC further explained that registering these companies constitutes part of the agenda to improve the well-being of Officers.
“The registration of the companies that have been mentioned constitutes part of our agenda to improve Officers’ welfare, as their role in revenue generation and the implementation of fiscal policies of the government and the economic prosperity of the country cannot be overemphasized,” he added.
Speaking on the growing concerns as an object of business ranging from aviation services, hospitals, healthcare, and broadcasting services, the Customs CG noted that board members are drawn from the relevant departments.
He specified that officers and the representatives from the Ministry of Finance have been well acquainted with managing the affairs of the companies.
He disclosed that NCS is taking a cue from other ministries and parastatals of government that successfully engage in these ventures and hopes that the newly inaugurated board will nurture the companies to be stable and profit-oriented.
He affirmed, “Nigeria Customs Services’ Technical and Hanger Service Limited shall be chaired by ACG AO Alajogun, Nigeria Customs Service Training and Hotels Limited – chaired by ACG Dappa-Williams, Nigeria Customs Service Hospital Limited is headed by ACG Ibrahim Alfa, and Comptroller Kamal Muhammad to head Nigeria Customs Broadcasting Network Limited.”
He acknowledged that representatives from the Ministry of Finance are Members and representatives from the Directorate of Legal Services serve as the Secretaries to the companies.
He further charged the board members to see to the effective management of these companies and be dogged in the discharge of their duties and responsibilities.
He said, “I wish to charge members of the boards of these different companies to see to the effective management of the companies and to be focused on discharging their duties and responsibilities. You are assured of my support and guidance at all times.”