The Customs Area Controller of Oyo/Osun Command, Comptroller Ben Oramalugo, yesterday, began his tour of Oyo/Osun state with a courtesy visit to the Olubadan of Ibadan, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Mohood Olalekan Ishola Balogun.
During the visit to the palace of the Olubadan of Ibadan land, the Customs Area Controller appreciated the Almighty for such a day and also extended the greetings of the Ag. Comptroller General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi to His Imperial Majesty.
The Customs Area Controller during his address highlighted the core mandates of the Nigeria Customs Service as Trade Facilitation, Revenue Generation and Suppression of Smuggling. These values, he assured, His Imperial Majesty, he was going to uphold while performing his duties.
He solicited for further cooperation and a peaceful working environment for his Officers to perform their duties as he added that it would eliminate any form of conflict between citizens of the State and Officers and Men of the service working within the state.
He thereafter gave a brief history of the city of Ibadan and its importance to Yoruba land, as he thanked His Imperial Majesty for the opportunity given to visit his palace.
In his response, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Mohood Olalekan Ishola Balogun assured the Area Controller of further cooperation with the Command and Service in general, as he added that he runs an open door policy.
His Imperial Majesty made references to incidents that had happened in the past between the Nigeria Customs Service and the citizens of Oyo State, as he reiterated that he is a man that has always preached peace and would appreciate it if conflicts between the Officers and Men of the Service and citizens of the State are completely eliminated.
The Monarch highlighted the already existing relationship between the Palace and the Customs Command within the state, as he assured the Customs Area Controller of further collaboration.
The Traditional ruler, therefore, prayed for a successful tour for the Customs Area Controller as he thanked him for paying his first courtesy visit to his Palace.
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