8th August, 2022
Stakeholders in Apapa Port Lagos hailed Comptroller Mallanta Ibrahim Yusuf the Nigerian Customs Area Controller of Apapa port for restoring sanity, peace, and order in the Port hub of maritime business in Lagos.
According to some clearing agents at the Port, days of delay of examination, false declaration, extortion, and bringing in prohibited items are over.
A clearing agent Mr Patrick offodile stated that the professional expertise brought into operation of the command by the current Enforcement officer DC Muhammed Alhaji Yusuf is one of a kind and the dogmatic approach to his duty is responsible for that appreciable peace law and order in the port.
For another agent Chief Bright Ekekwe, the DC’s style of operations is second to none which has blocked the influx of substandard goods into the country and also ensure that there is no leakage in the aspect generating revenue for the nation.
The emergence of DC Yusuf to the enforcement unit has made all the cabal go into exile making sure that units are well guided and officers are at alert for physical examination at the spot.
Most especially when there is an urgent need to do so, synergistic among the security agencies to make sure those people behind the illicit act are fished out are severely dealt with accordingly their tentacles go beyond ocean of this nation just to make sure that our is free of all odds.
He punctually deserves accolades, adamant in making sure that there is no malpractice by enforcing the law to the last letter. Working around the clock to ensure no lapses, and that operators are complying around the port with their patrol team.
He said his method has brought members of the public closer to Customs and brought understanding and synergy in line of duty.
Speaking further, Bright applauded the leadership of Mr. Yusuf whom he described as disciplined, informed, and committed to creating a good and orderly society.
In chats with some leaders of the freight forwarders, they said that if decent Customs officers in Apapa port are replicated in other parts of the country one can be sure of having a better Nigeria.