Renovation work has fully commenced on the office complex of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) Area One Command, Port Harcourt.
The Tide has observed that some officers in some departments where the renovation work first started have been moved to other temporary structures for the moment.
A visit to the area shows that the renovation exercise involves also the restructuring of some areas of the old building to make it befit the modern day reality, as blocks are used to change some old designs.
Already, the public relations unit of the command that is also affected by the renovation phase has temporarily relocated to a caravan.
However, when The Tide contacted the Public Relation Officer, Mr. D.A. Jack on the new development, he said that the renovation is in line with the policy of the present leadership of the NCS in giving a face-lift to Customs formation offices.
He said that renovation of Port Harcourt Customs house has been long awaited because it is one of the oldest Customs buildings, put up by the colonial masters, and does not stand modern-day realities.
It would be recalled that efforts were made by the leadership of the area command on the renovation of the complex, in the last three years, but such was not totally accomplished.