…Gets Approval for 68 Other Patrol Vehicles
As a boost to war against smuggling in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration on Monday donated a total of 50 Toyota Hilux to the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).
At the presentation ceremony, the Deputy Comptroller-General of Customs, Aminu Dangaladima, expressed appreciation to President Buhari for his consistent support to the service and assured Nigerians of his personnel’s determination to relentlessly work towards stamping out smuggling via Nigerian borders.
According to him, although only 20 vehicles were presented on Monday, the service actually took delivery of 50,
“The Service took delivery of 50 Toyota Hilux Patrol vehicles,” he pointed out, adding, “and is today issuing the first batch of 20 that have been painted and equipped for anti-smuggling Patrol.
“Apart from the 50 supplied, approval has already been given for another 68 patrol vehicles in addition to 70 vehicles being purchased for the joint rice task force.
“This unprecedented approval, making a total of 188 patrol vehicles, by the federal government is the needed motivation to go all out, and with the war against smuggling,” Dangaladima said, urging all customs Area controllers to ensure proper use of the vehicles to curb smuggling activities in their commands.
The patrol vehicles were received by Assistant Comptroller Kolade Kayode on behalf of the Strike Force.