Adewale Adeniyi, the acting Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, met with Nyesome Wike, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, on Thursday to discuss acquiring land in the FCT for the construction of schools.
This was said in a statement released on Friday by the service’s national public relations officer, Abdullahi Maiwada.
Adeniyi discussed the significance of FCT in nation-building in the statement and offered his congratulations to Wike on his appointment.
“FCT holds a pivotal position in Nigeria, and I believe that by getting it right in the FCT, we can get it right in Nigeria,” he said.
We anticipate honesty and integrity, and we think Nigerians will eagerly await a wise and proud FCT,” he continued.
The CGC stressed the importance of policies to assist the service in carrying out its duties in the FCT given the sizeable presence of more than 2,500 service personnel in Abuja.
The customs head discussed the difficulty of enrolling children of customs employees at private schools in the city.
To help solve the issue, he continued, “I am pleading with the Minister to allot property so that elementary and secondary schools can be built for the children of customs officers in Abuja.
Wike told the CGC in his statement that he would commit to allocating property for buildings to meet the demands of the service.
Wike additionally pledged his unwavering backing for a fruitful tenure.
The former governor of River State claimed that his ministry had just received a letter from NCS requesting the distribution of land, and that it would be authorized soon.
As with the Nigeria Customs Service, Wike said, “Our policies are to generate revenue to carry out projects in Abuja, but considering the good intentions of the CGC to establish schools to ensure quality education, we are ready to approve NCS’ request.”