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Apapa Customs Celebrates Exemplary Leadership, as Comptroller Jaiyeoba Takes a Bow



Apapa Customs Celebrates Exemplary Leadership, as Comptroller Jaiyeoba Takes a Bow

Officers and men of the Nigeria Customs Service, Apapa Area Command, as well as stakeholders within the environs, have extolled the Customs Area Controller Apapa Command, Comptroller Babajide Jaiyeoba, as he takes a bow after 35 years of dedicated service.

A send-off party was held at the Command in honour of the CAC on Friday, 3 May 2024. The event had in attendance the Assistant Comptroller General of Customs/Zonal Coordinator Zone A, Hammi Swomen, Comptroller Ajibola Odusanya, Comptroller Caroline Ayo, Commissioner of Police, Western Port Authority Command, Olanrenwaju, Ishola, Representatives of sister agencies, stakeholders, as well as family and friends.

In his goodwill message, ACG Swomen congratulated Comptroller Jaiyeoba on his retirement while also commending the recent innovations and achievements of the Command. He said, “We are highly impressed by the innovations and the things that are happening here since the last time we came. I would like to thank all the Officers and Men of the Command because, without your support, it would have been difficult to achieve all these”.

Guests and stakeholders, as well as officers, described the Area Controller as an astute administrator and leader who always showed a willingness to teach his subordinates. In his remarks, Comptroller Jaiyeoba appreciated God for a successful 35 years of meritorious service.

In his words, “I give all glory, all honour to God, Almighty. And I also thank the Officers and Men of Apapa Command and our stakeholders for your cooperation. We came, we told you our agenda, and you keyed into it, and together, we delivered”.

He said. “I can boldly say since January till now, there has been an increase in revenue collection. We set a target for ourselves, beat it, and reset another target, which, before we know it, we have also beaten it. Because of the cooperation, because of the commitment and because of the will, all of us have to deliver. And I must say I thank all of us for that”.

The CAC further urged Officers and stakeholders to extend the same cooperation to the incoming Customs Area Controller. “We have set a standard in Apapa Command, and with or without Comptroller Jaiyeoba, we must maintain that standard. I want to plead with us that whoever is coming to take over, the same cooperation you extended to me, I want us to give the same or more than that cooperation so that together, you can deliver”.

Comptroller Babajide Jaiyeoba hails from Oyo state and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Lagos.