The Customs Area Controller(CAC) in charge of Western Marine Command, Comptroller Sarkin Kebbi M.M has charged the newly promoted officers to see their promotion as a wake-up call to higher duties.
Comptroller Sarkin Kebbi disclosed this at the Commands Headquarters Ibafon Apapa, Lagos when he and his management decorated over 39 officers who were recently promoted.
The officers promoted include two Superintendents of Customs (SC) who were promoted to Chief Superintendent of Customs (CSC),three Deputy Superintendent of Customs (DSC) promoted to Superintendents of Customs (SC), one Assistant Superintendents of Customs (ASCII), promoted to Assistant Superintendents of Customs (ASC1) and 33 Marine Inspectors of Customs (IC), promoted to Assistant Superintendents of Customs(ASCI)
He charged all officers to sit-up and report any illegal happenings in the creeks and other seats.
Sarkin-Kebbi told them that they have been rewarded with those new ranks and as such, more is expected from them and advised to renew their dedication.
He was particularly happy that most of the marine junior officers have been promoted to the superintendent rank.
Comptroller Sarkin Kebbi described the process leading to the promotion as credible, transparent and base on merit.
According to a statement by the spokesman of the command, ASC1 EMMANUEL Tangwa, the Deputy Comptroller Usman in charge of Administration advised the promoted officers to be more dedicated to their duties.
In his response, DC Adamu, A.M in- charge of Enforcement informed the newly promoted officers to justify the reason why they are promoted amongst the many that sat for the same exam.
He said that more seizures are expected to be seen in the command.
The C.I.U team leader on his part advised that there should be unity of purpose between the Marine and the General Duty officers in the command for efficient and effective operation.
Lawal, S.A the Staff Officer of the Command and newly promoted officer to the rank of chief Superintendent of Customs on behalf of the newly promoted officers thanked the NCS Management for the promotion bestowed on them with a pledge to justify the trust that comes with elevation to a higher rank. He also thanked the CAC and his management team for their moral and fatherly advice to officers of the command always.