The Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Retired Col. Hameed Ali, on Wednesday flagged off the training of 60 enforcement officers of the Kirikiri Lighter Terminal for proper administration of the enforcement unit.
Ali flagged off the enforcement course at the Customs Training School, Ikeja, Lagos.
He said that the essence of the course was to train officers in such a way that they would have the capacity to establish proper enforcement unit at the Kirikiri Lighter Terminal Command.
“This training is in line with the present administration of Customs on capacity building to enhance productivity and efficiency of officers and men of the command.
“I am appealing to you all to take the course seriously because they are the first set to undergo such training of all the various commands,’’ the comptroller-general said.
Ali said that such enforcement course would be used as one of the necessary conditions of promotion and career development.
The Customs chief, however, urged the officers undergoing training to exhibit the qualities they had gained while on the training.
Ali advised the officers to exhibit resilience and focus on the training.
The Customs Area Comptroller, Kirikiri Lighter Terminal, Mr Benjamin Aber, said the trained officers would also embark on military training on weapon handling and maintenance.
`This is just the beginning. Customs is using this set of officers to establish a proper enforcement station to remodel Kirikiri Command to be one of the best enforcement commands in Zone A,’’ Aber said.
He, however, noted the selected officers should consider themselves fortunate, adding that they were trained to assist other commands.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Merit Awards on ICT Unit Training were presented to: Deputy Comptroller-General Austin Warikoru; Deputy Comptroller-General Iya Umar; and Assistant Comptroller-General Folorunso Adegoke.
Other recipients of the Award were: Assistant Comptroller-General Adesina Odunmbaku; : Assistant Comptroller-General Ahmed Mohammed; and Assistant Comptroller-General Eporwei Edike.
NAN reports that the rest were: Comptroller Benjamin Aber; Comptroller Yusuf Bashar; Comptroller Aminu Abba; Comptroller Sanni Madugu; and Comptroller Lami Wushishi.
Awards were also presented to: Comptroller Ade Sanni; Comptroller O.F. Adetoye; Comptroller O. A. Oyeleke; Assistant Comptroller Martina Tilley-Gyado; and Assistant Superintendent of Customs I Aitas Amilegbe.