The controller of Seme Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, Bello Jibo, has expressed the agency’s readiness to partner with the Nigeria Union of Journalists to ensure proper training for journalists.
Jibo, who said this when he hosted the Lagos council of NUJ led by the Chairman, Mr. Adeleye Ajayi, also charged the body to address the issue of quack journalists around the Seme Border area.
He urged the Lagos NUJ boss to take members’ welfare seriously, even as he described the visit as the beginning of a new dawn in Lagos NUJ.
The Customs’ comptroller appreciated the level of support the Seme command had enjoyed from the community, as he described the Seme/Badagry border as the most peaceful and busiest border in Nigeria.
“The #EndSARS protests did not disturb the activities and operations of the agency, even at the heat of the movement,” he added.
On his part, Ajayi described the visit as a home-coming, as he had covered the maritime beat.
The chairman assured the Customs’ boss of regular media publicity, while lauding the Customs’ Initiative on Joint Inspection with other sister agencies.
Ajayi solicited assistance of NCS towards completion of the union’s secretariat, saying that plans were in top gear for insurance schemes and affordable housing for members.