Controller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd) has deacribed the relationship between the service and other security agencies like Nigerian Army as very productive.
Ali said joint operations of service personnel at the borders have contributed to seizures and arrests without casualties while bringing their operatives closer for national interest.
The Controller General said this in Lagos while declaring open a 5 day Workshop on Strategic Communication for Public Relations Officers of Nigeria Customs Service.
Ali, who was represented by the Controller in charge of Federal Operations Unit, Zone A Lagos, Aliyu Mohammed, added that a number of reforms introduced under his watch, impacts on service delivery to the country and promotes closer tie with sister security agencies.
He said, days are gone by where some deviant soldiers engaged in rice smuggling as the relationship between both agencies is contributing to the fight against trans border crimes.
The CGC lauded the service personnel for increased revenue collection and unprecedented suppression of smuggling while promoting ease of doing business without compromising national security.
Speaking earlier, Commandant of Nigerian Army School of Public Relations and Information (NASPRI), Col. Mustapha Anka commented the initiative of training for information managers as a vital aspect of internal and external communication for achieving corporate goals.
Olusegun Mcmedal, Chairman of Lagos Chapter of Nigeria Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), who also is a resource person in the ongoing event urged participants to embrace what he called SWOT analysis.
He advised participants to among other things observe Strength, Weakness, Opportunities and Threats in addressing challenges of crises management.