Add value to your career in Customs, CGC advises senior course 10 & Junior 18 participants


By Abiodun OBA


Participants at the inaugurated Student Senior Course 10 and Junior Course 18 at the Nigeria Customs Command and Staff College (NCCSC), Gwagwalada, have been admonished to seize the golden opportunity to add value to their career in Customs.

The Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC), Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, gave the advice during the inauguration.

Adeniyi, who was represented by the Deputy Comptroller-General in charge of Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Saidu Galadima, revealed that the Service has engaged in discussions with prestigious Nigerian Universities for postgraduate degrees at the end of the course.

He emphasized the need for participants to generate new ideas and innovations to drive the service’s transformation.

The CGC said: “I encourage you to make positive impacts and view your facilitators as role models, aspiring to become like them in the future. I also urge trainers to provide a listening ear in assisting and guiding you on your studies and welfare issues. Acquire knowledge to propel the Service forward.”

Galadima assured that the CGC is ready to support any Officer willing to enhance their capacity, expressing confidence that the participants will make the Service proud as drivers of positive transformation.

Assistant Comptroller-General Kingsley Emeka, Commandant of the College highlighted the course as a critical enabler of participants’ progression and aspirations in their noble careers.

The Commandant encouraged participants to enhance their confidence and competence in revenue generation, trade facilitation, and national security. He stressed that the capacity program prepares participants for increasing responsibilities in Command and Staff appointments.

Remaining focused and committed, the participants were urged to navigate through the apex institutions of the NCS. The College, he disclosed, has adopted different training methods for the senior and junior courses, lasting six and three months, respectively. These methods include Central Hall Lectures, Presentations, Syndicate Discussions, and Tutorial Exercises, among others.

He explained, “The course is designed to develop your Command, leadership, and communication skills to effectively carry out your work in the service. These skills are essential to address challenges confronting modern Customs operations.”

Emphasizing a zero-tolerance policy for ineffectiveness, he stated, “The College evaluates conduct and performance without bias. Only students found worthy in character, discipline, and learning are allowed to graduate, as the College strictly forbids academic dishonesty such as exam malpractice, misrepresentation of facts, and plagiarism.”

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