The acting head of customs, Wale Adeniyi, has pledged to partner with the media to ensure effective service delivery.
In a statement released by spokesperson Abdullahi Maiwada on Monday, Adeniyi emphasized the critical role of the media in fulfilling the customs’ mandate.
During a meeting with the Nigeria Guild of Editors, Zone A spokespersons, Zone A customs area controllers, and journalists in Lagos, Adeniyi expressed the customs’ reliance on the media for support and guidance in strengthening trade facilitation, revenue collection and other areas of responsibility.
“Over the past decade, customs has made significant progress in various areas such as information communication technology, human resource development, and revenue generation,” the statement explained. “In the coming years, we will build upon and consolidate these achievements, exploring innovative solutions in certain areas.”
The president of the Nigeria Guild of Editors, Eze Anaba, affirmed the guild’s dedication to collaborating with the customs service, highlighting the importance of effective communication in fulfilling the agency’s mandate.
“We welcome your presence and look forward to fruitful interactions,” Anaba stated. “While some may fear the media, the truth is that without communication, misunderstandings can arise.”
The customs chief’s commitment to partnering with the media aims to enhance communication, transparency, and cooperation, ultimately contributing to efficient service delivery and achieving the customs’ objectives.