As part of the measures to avert the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, the Ogun 1 Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has suspended a public sensitization and rally against smuggling initially slated for 24th and 25th March, 2020 at Idiroko, Ipokia Local Government of Ogun State.
The suspension was conveyed in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the command, Abdullahi Maiwada on Monday.
According to him, the decision is a proactive move to manage the exponential increase of the pandemic, more so now that the number of cases in Nigeria seems to be steadily increasing.
"As we remain optimistic on the containment of the scourge, the Command will continue to monitor developments with a view to fixing new dates for the program as soon as possible"
"We hereby regret any inconvenience this decision might cause, as our paramount concern is to always be responsible and responsive. We shall maintain an effective collaboration with other relevant Federal Government Agencies and the Ogun State Government towards our collective safety and well-being" he concluded.