Mathew Ojeifo Assumes Office As New Controller Of Customs In Kwara

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Comptroller Faith Mathew Ojeifo has assumed office as the new Customs Area Controller of Kwara Command.

This was made known in a statement issued yesterday by the Command spokeperson, Chado Zakari says the change of baton became necessary due to the retirement of Compt. Kehinde Ilesanmi.

According to him, “the Comptroller General of Customs CGC Bashir Wale Adeniyi MFR has approved the deployment of Compt. FM Ojeifo as the new Customs Area Controller to oversee the affairs of the Command.

“Comptroller Ojeifo from Customs Headquarters, Abuja took over the mantle of leadership of the Command from Compt. Kehinde Ilesanmi who has just proceeded on his retirement after attaining the age of sixty (60) years.

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“At a brief Handing over ceremony held on Tuesday, 20th February, 2024 at the Command Headquarters, Ilorin, Kwara State, the outgoing controller, Compt. Ilesanmi appealed to officers and men of the Command to extend the same support and cooperation he enjoyed to his successor.

“In his farewell address, Ilesanmi thanked the Comptroller General of Customs and the management team for the opportunity to serve as Area Controller.

“Ilesanmi urged officers to accord the incoming controller maximum support to effectively discharge the new responsibility bestowed upon him. He prayed for God’s guidance and intervention for a successful tenure.

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“In his response, Compt. FM Ojeifo told the management team that his intention is to consolidate on the achievements of his predecessor and urged that he would need nothing less than 300% support for him to succeed. According to him, we have to intensify our efforts to surpass the Command revenue target for the year 2024 and to equally suppress smuggling activities to the barest minimum.

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“The new Customs Area Controller implored officers to imbibe a culture of transparency and professionalism while discharging their responsibilities.

“He also warned that any act of negative conduct among officers would not be tolerated and assured to work assiduously towards consolidating the feat attained by his predecessor.

“Ojeifo also solicited for cooperation, support, and collaboration with security Agencies, Traditional Rulers, Religious Leaders, and other relevant Stakeholders to partner with the service in sharing intelligence gathering for combating smuggling activities and other trans-border crimes.”

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