Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Area Comptroller of the Oyo/Osun Area Command, Ben Oramalugo, has vowed to uphold a collaboration between the Nigeria Police Force and the NCS on anti-smuggling and revenue drive.
The Area Comptroller during a courtesy visit to Commissioner of Police CP, Adebola Hamzat at the Nigeria Police Force Headquarters Eleyele, Ibadan affirmed the need for the Oyo/Osun Command of the NCS to enhance collaboration and strengthen synergy with the Nigeria Police Force in Oyo State to fulfil its responsibilities more effectively.
Oramalugo emphasized the significance of synergy among security agencies.
He provided a historical context for the establishment of the Nigeria Police Force and explained its core responsibilities, stressing the significance of a clear understanding of the mandates and functions of each security agency to mitigate any rivalry.
He elaborated on the core mandates of the Nigeria Customs Service, which include revenue generation, trade facilitation, and the suppression of smuggling.
The Oyo State Commissioner of Police CP Adebola Hamzat, In his response, affirmed his commitment to the existing relationship between the two security agencies.
Hamzat noted the various reforms within the Nigeria Police Force, making it more robust and capable of serving other security agencies and the nation’s citizens.
He emphasized that there should be no rivalry between security agencies, as each one contributes to the nation’s security.