Stakeholders in the maritime sector of the economy have commended the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Western Marine Command (WMC) on its anti-smuggling campaign in the areas under its watch. They hailed the measures put in place by the command to checkmate the activities of smugglers and other criminal elements in the areas of its supervision. They argued that these measures had raised the anti-smuggling campaign into a higher level thereby making it difficult for smugglers to freely operate in the waterways in the jurisdiction of the WMC. The stakeholders specifically commended Customs Area Controller (CAC), WMC, Comptroller Sarkin Kebbi Mustapha for the way he has implemented the extant laws which had helped in no small way to curtail the movement the movement of what they called â€œillicit and dangerous itemsâ€ from coming into the country through the waterways.Â Â Obiano Promotes Workers
Gov. Willie Obiano has approved the promotion of workers in the state serviceÂ for the 2015 and 2016 fiscal year. According to him, these include those adjudged successful in their promotion and deserving of elevation. They include teachers, local government staff and others who participated in the exercise. The governor announcement this during the 2017 World Teacher’s Day celebration held at Anambra Teachersâ€™ House at Awka on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. The event with the theme: â€œTeaching In Freedom, Empowering Teachersâ€, attracted teachers from the 21 council areas of Anambra.Â Addressing them, Gov. Obiano observed that the implementation of the promotion package would commence by the 25th of this month when the October salaries would be paid. He emphasised that the state education system under his leadership was waxing stronger, explained that his government was investing heavily in the welfare of teachers in order to put them in the right frame of mind to give their best in training the children.
Â According to him, his government renovated 2,100 classroom blocks across the three senatorial districts and teachers are now being motivated to teach in very remote areas. He noted that those teaching core science subjects and Igbo language would also receive additional pay as motivation.