The Nigeria Customs Command and Staff College (NCCSC) in Gwagwalada witnessed a significant event as the Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC), Bashir Adewale Adeniyi MFR, inaugurated the Senior Course 10 and Junior Course 18 on January 23, 2024.
Represented by Deputy Comptroller-General Saidu Galadima, who oversees the Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), the CGC encouraged participants to leverage this opportune moment to enhance their careers within the Customs service.
Highlighting ongoing discussions with renowned Nigerian universities for postgraduate degrees upon course completion, the CGC stressed the importance of participants contributing fresh ideas and innovations to drive transformative changes within the service.
Addressing the participants, the CGC remarked, “I urge you to create positive impacts and consider your facilitators as role models, aspiring to emulate them in the future. Trainers are encouraged to provide guidance and assistance on studies and welfare matters. Acquire knowledge to propel the service forward.”
Deputy Comptroller-General Saidu Galadima assured participants of the CGC’s commitment to supporting any officer seeking to boost their capacity, expressing confidence that the participants would serve as catalysts for positive transformation within the service.
Commandant of the Nigeria Customs Command and Staff College Gwagwalada, Assistant Comptroller-General Kingsley Emeka, underscored the course’s crucial role in fostering participants’ progression and aspirations in their esteemed careers.
Emphasizing revenue generation, trade facilitation, and national security, Emeka urged participants to enhance their confidence and competence. The capacity program, spanning six and three months for senior and junior courses respectively, aims to prepare participants for elevated responsibilities in Command and Staff appointments.
Participants were encouraged to remain focused and committed as they navigate through the apex institutions of the NCS. The College, according to Emeka, employs diverse training methods, including Central Hall Lectures, Presentations, Syndicate Discussions, and Tutorial Exercises, tailored for the specific needs of each course.
Explaining the course’s design, Emeka stated, “It is structured to cultivate your Command, leadership, and communication skills for effective service delivery. These skills are paramount in addressing challenges inherent in modern Customs operations.”
Underlining a zero-tolerance policy for ineffectiveness, Emeka asserted, “The College impartially evaluates conduct and performance, permitting only students exemplifying character, discipline, and a commitment to learning to graduate. Academic dishonesty, including exam malpractice, misrepresentation of facts, and plagiarism, is strictly forbidden.”