Assistant Comptroller General (ACG), Festus Okun has assumed duty as the new Coordinator, Customs Zonal Headquarters, Zone ‘A’, following the statutory retirement of ACG Adeyanju Aremu.
In a brief ceremony in her office, the retiring ACG thanked the Customs management led by the Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) for the confidence reposed in her with her posting as the Zonal Coordinator up till the time of her retirement.
The outgoing Zonal Coordinator described Zone ‘A’ as the bedrock and microcosm of the Nigeria Customs Service and charged officers in the zone to work assiduously towards supporting the new Zonal Coordinator to enable him succeed.
She highlighted the giant strides of the zone in the areas of Revenue and anti-smuggling and expressed confidence in the capacity and competence of the new Zonal Coordinator to taking the zone to the next level.
While thanking the principal officers in the zone, she urged them to ensure that the new Zonal Coordinator is given the necessary support.
On his part, the new Zonal Coordinator, ACG Okun, thanked his predecessor for the enviable standard which Zone ‘A’ has attained under her regime.
While wishing the retiring ACG well in her future endeavours, he promised to bring his wealth of experience to bear in setting new standard as a way of continuity.
ACG Okun was born in Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State, Nigeria. He obtained a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree in Sociology from Ondo State University and also obtained Masters in Public Administration from University of Lagos.
The Technocrat joined the Nigeria Customs in 1989. He has served in various Customs Commands in different capacities such as: Trained ASYCUDA Technical Supervisor, Area Project Manager in Lilypond, Area Project Manager in PTML, DC Revenue in Tincan Island, Area Project Manager Tincan Island, CAC PTML and ACG Zone C.
He attended several courses in Nigeria and overseas on Project Management, Change Management, Classification and others.