The Kebbi Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has called for synergy among security agencies, in its bid to maintain peace and order in the state.
The Customs Area Controller (CAC), Comptroller Ben Oramalugo made the call on Tuesday, while on courtesy visits to some heads of security agencies in the state.
Comptroller Oramalugo who was in company of some members of his management team to Nigeria Immigration Service, Nigeria Correctional Service and the Federal Road Safety Corps, Kebbi State, among others said that he was on the familiarisation tour in order to foster existing synergy between NCS and other security agencies in the state.
According a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the Command, CSC Nasiru Manga, the Compt. stressed that the job of all security agencies is one, which is maintaining peace and order and protection of lives.
He explained that such cannot be achieved without cooperation and understanding among personnel of various agencies.
“We security agencies are all one family. We are like siblings. And Nigeria is our father. Even though the colour of our uniforms differs, our goal remains the same. That is protection of lives and properties, although we have another core responsibility as Customs officers to generate revenue for the nation. But all these cannot be attained in an atmosphere of rancor among us”, he added.
The CAC further expressed the readiness of his officers and men to render any support if the need arises and solicited same from heads of the agencies. He also expressed his satisfaction for the warm reception he received in all the agencies visited.
In their various responses, the head of the security agencies in the state assured the CAC of their unwavering support throughout his stay in Kebbi State.
The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Kebbi State, CC Yusuf Haruna Kiru who is the Chairman of all heads of security agencies in the state also assured him that the state has an enviable record of being the most peaceful due to the existing synergy among the security agencies.