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Nigeria Customs Command, Staff College Graduates 50 Officers of Junior Course 18

The Nigeria Customs Command and Staff College, Gwagwalada, celebrated a momentous occasion on Friday, April 19, 2024, as it proudly graduated 50 officers from Junior Course 18. The ceremony, held at the prestigious Ahmadu Makarfi Hall of the college, was graced by esteemed officials of the Nigeria Customs Service, alongside the families and well-wishers of the graduating officers.

Representing Comptroller-General of Customs Bashir Adeniyi, Deputy Comptroller-General in charge of Human Resources and Development, Greg Itotoh, lauded the directing staff and instructors for their unwavering commitment throughout the training period. He commended the graduating officers for their diligence and encouraged them to apply the knowledge and skills acquired to elevate the service’s operations.

Highlighting the paramount importance of capacity building, DCG Itotoh reiterated the Service’s dedication to nurturing a capable and proficient workforce. “The Service is committed to building a robust and efficient team, and this graduation exemplifies that commitment,” he stated. He urged the graduating officers to embrace innovation and proactive approaches, leveraging technology for enhanced service delivery.

Commandant of the College, ACG Kingsley Egwuh, echoed praises for the directing staff, acknowledging their pivotal role in shaping the officers’ minds. He congratulated the graduating cohort and urged them to seize the opportunities and challenges ahead, making meaningful contributions to the Nigeria Customs Service.

The graduating officers, equipped with comprehensive training in customs operations, leadership, and weapon handling, are poised to be deployed across various formations of the Service, where they will apply their expertise to bolster operational efficiency.

The ceremony featured the presentation of certificates and awards to outstanding officers, recognizing their exceptional performance during the training.

Earlier festivities included a regimental dinner held on April 17, 2024, where Comptroller-General of Customs Bashir Adeniyi emphasized the values of professionalism and integrity. Addressing the graduating officers as the Special Guest of Honour, CGC Adeniyi commended their dedication to mastering the technical intricacies of customs work. He urged them to uphold the principles of the Nigeria Customs Service—Justice and Honesty—while embracing their roles as ambassadors of the Service.

In his closing remarks, CGC Adeniyi urged the graduates to put their knowledge into practice, affirming that the future of the Nigeria Customs Service rests on their shoulders. The evening concluded with a sense of pride and accomplishment, marking the beginning of a new chapter for the graduates as they embark on their journey to uphold the values of the Nigeria Customs Service with honour and dedication.

Hyacinth Beluchukwu Nwafor

Hyacinth Beluchukwu Nwafor is a seasoned journalist and the CEO/Founder Belch Digital Communications, publishers of Hybrid News Nigeria.

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