Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has warned the Nigeria Customs Service against causing unnecessary death in discharge of its duties in the state.
The governor , according to a statement on Sunday, said the service must find a better way of managing relationships with the people in the border area.
Abiodun made this known at the inauguration of the Forward Operations Base of the Nigeria Immigration Service in Oja- Odan, in the Yewa North Local Government Area of the state.
He said , “ We must have a way of managing our relationship . We cannot continue to have incidences where the customs are engaging our people and there are loss of lives. This has happened a few times too frequently.
“ I want to seize this opportunity to plead with the Nigeria Customs to find a better way of managing this relationship. We cannot afford to be losing our people , particularly kids , who are most times innocent , ”.
Abiodun called on the people living at the border area to be responsible citizens , saying that they could not afford to be lawless as the state government had zero tolerance for lawlessness , cultism and smuggling.