By Innocent Orok
Barely two weeks of his promotion to the rank of Customs Comptroller, Dera Nnadi has taken -over the mantle of leadership of the Ogun I Command of the Nigeria Customs Service from Comptroller Peter Kolo on Monday, 18th October, 2021 as the new Customs Area Controller ( CAC) of the Command.
Comptroller Dera Nnadi prior to his appointment had served in the Command as Deputy Comptroller in charge of Administration and was recently promoted to the rank of Comptroller of Customs.
In his handing over speech the outgoing Area Controller, Comptroller Peter Kolo thanked the CGC and the entire Management for giving him the opportunity and level playing ground to serve as the Area Controller of Ogun I Command. He expressed his gratitude to the Officers and Men of the Command for their unflinching support and cooperation during his tenure.
Kolo congratulated Controller Nnadi and described his appointment as a round peg in a round hole. He added that he is rest assured that he will sustain his legacy and even build on it. He further prayed and wish him well in his new endeavour.
In his response, Comptroller Dera Nnadi thanked the NCS Management for finding him worthy of the position and pledged to discharge his duty with due diligence and high sense of responsibility. He thanked the outgoing CAC for his mentorship and selfless service to the nation. Nnadi appreciated his administrative style and promised to uphold his legacy to an enviable status for the Service, while wishing him happy and peaceful retirement.
Comptroller Nnadi however called on all the principal officers and the entire Officers/Men of the Command to extend their loyalty and cooperation to him.
Comptroller Peter Kolo has proceeded on his three months pre-retirement leave.