Police And Customs Seek Collaboration To Curb Country’s Security Challenges
DCP DON N. AWUNAH, fsi; Abuja
The Inspector-General of Police, Ag.IGP Ibrahim K. Idris, NPM, mni paid a courtesy visit on the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) on July 28, 2016 at the Customs Headquarters, Abuja.
2. The IGP’s visit centres on Inter-Agency Cooperation and collaboration to fast track sustainable working relationships between the Nigeria Police Force and the Nigerian Customs Service in ensuring adequate security in the country. The IGP underscored the fact that Police Partnership with other security agencies makes the tasks of crime control and management much easier in the country.
3. The IGP used the opportunity of the visit to inform the Comptroller-General of the establishment of Joint Control Centre (JCC) at the Police Headquarters, Abuja which will serve as a platform for other sister security agencies to engender cooperation in operational areas. The IGP thanked the Comptroller-General of Customs for the warm reception accorded him and his entourage.
4. The Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) while responding, congratulated the IGP on his appointment, and from his track records, he has no doubt that Nigeria have a very competent IGP. The Comptroller-General of Customs expressed his gratitude to the Nigeria Police Force for the partnership and assistance the Force has given to the Nigerian Customs at the border posts and other areas in discharge of their official duties. He pleads that the IGP should sustain and strengthen this partnership.
5. The Comptroller-General maintained that looking at the present state of security on terrorism, there is every need to collaborate and fight these challenges. He also called on the IGP that the Nigerian Customs is willing to learn more from the Nigeria Police Force in areas of Arms handling and other operations, especially running of Micro Finance Bank to be owned by the Nigerian Customs.