Compt Olomu Hits the Ground Running at Apapa Customs, Pays Familiarisation Visit to Port Commissioner of Police

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CP Olarewaju Olarenwaju Ishola (left) Apapa Customs Controller Babatunde Olomu

By DAPO OLAWUNI

The Commissioner of Police, Ports Authority Police (Western) Command Lagos, CP Olarewaju Olarenwaju Ishola today, 15th May 2024 received the new Customs Area Controller (CAC), Apapa Port Command Babatunde Olomu, on a familiarization visit to the command.

The Customs Area Controller (CAC), noted that the Nigeria Customs Service has always received support from the Nigeria Police Force, as there must be security, tranquility, and stability for the Nigeria Customs Service to generate revenue for the Federal government.

The CAC appreciated the Ports Authority Police (Western) Command for always providing maximum security for the Nigeria Customs Service to achieve its mandate of trade facilitation and revenue generation while reiterating his commitment to ensure the existing interagency collaboration between the Nigeria Police Force and the Nigeria Customs Service is strengthened and sustained.

In his concluding remarks, the CAC noted that both agencies must leverage good relationships with relevant stakeholders to foster a secure and enabling environment for businesses to thrive, as the Apapa Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service under his watch will leverage intelligence gathering to improve on its mandate.

The Commissioner of Police, in his response, welcomed the CAC and his retinue to the Command headquarters.

While congratulating the CAC on his recent appointment, the CP noted that the Apapa area command is strategic to the nation’s economy as the port premises serve as a critical national infrastructure, hence the need for proactive policing to ensure maximum protection of port facilities and maintain public safety.

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