The Comptroller General of Customs, Col Hameed Ali (RTD) received Vice-Admiral Awwal Gambo and his management team at Customs Headquarters in Abuja.
Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo harped on the leadership and guidance of the Comptroller General of Customs, thanking them “For the cordial relationship between the Nigeria Customs Service and the Nigerian Navy, especially in the area of anti-smuggling. You have cooperated with us very well in various forms where the Navy expected.”
“I believe at the end of it, the existing mutual relationship between us and the Nigeria Customs Service will only strengthen going forward”, he further stated.
In his reply, the Comptroller General of Customs Col Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd) appreciated the Chief of Naval staff and his management team. “Congratulations to you and your principal staff officers who have held on to the mandate successfully for the past eight months since your assumption into office”, he said.
The Comptroller General of Customs also stated, “The Navy has been of tremendous help to the Nigeria Customs Service especially in the areas of maintaining and advising us on our crafts. We now have two crafts and the Navy agreed to come in and not only maintain but to train our officers, who will eventually go on water patrol.”
Also during the visit, colourful guard of honor was held as a reception to the Chief of Naval Staff and a group photograph was taken to put a seal on this momentous day.