The Ag. Comptroller-General Customs Service, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi has expressed readiness to improve trade activities in the North eastern part of Nigeria.
The Ag. CGC made this known while receiving the Governor of Borno State, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, on a courtesy in his office in Abuja.
According to the Customs Boss, the measure will boost the region’s economy and provide jobs for the people in the state.
The CGC, who appreciated the long-time relationship between the Service and Borno State Government in border security and humanitarian services, also affirmed his readiness to support victims of terrorism in the state.
Speaking on enhancing community relations, the CGC said, “Moving forward, we will need your support to engage with members of the border communities in Borno, especially as the insurgency has been degraded. We will build on the good relationship that we have and leverage on it to re-establish a good relationship with Cameroon and, of course, the Southern part of Chad.”
The Ag. Comptroller-General assured Governor Zulum of his administration’s commitment to engage the Military to develop new measures to assist in re-establishing the full structure of cross-border trade in the area.
Earlier, the Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, congratulated CGC Bashir Adewale Adeniyi MFR on his appointment as Comptroller-General of the Service.
He applauded the Service’s good gesture of distributing food and non-food items to the displaced persons in the state, which according to him, is alleviating the hardship of the victims of the Boko Haram insurgency.
He says the visit is to solicit support for continue distribution of food and non-food items to the vulnerable people in Borno state.”
The Governor, added that his administration is ready to collaborate with the Service to promote transborder trade in the Northeast, particularly in Borno State.