Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi MFR.

Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi MFR, has tasked the newly trained officers of the Senior Course 10 of the service to deploy their new knowledge and skills toward enhancing the core mandates of the service in maximising security at the nation’s borders, suppressing smuggling and generating revenue.

Speaking at the Nigeria Customs Command and Staff College, Gwagwalada, Abuja, at the weekend, the CGC charged officers who partook in rigorous training of Senior Course 10 to continue to consider themselves as good ambassadors of the Service, while also embracing the significance of continuous learning to add value to the Service.

Addressing the graduates, CGC Adeniyi implored them to be more committed and be good ambassadors of the College.

He said: “It is a great honour and privilege to be back in this prestigious institution and to be part of this graduation ceremony of Senior Course 10 today. It is without a doubt that you have spent six months having rigorous training that will equip you to add value to the Service. I congratulate you for your commitment, which has led us to today’s occasion.”

He tasked them to put to work all they have learned during their training at the college as the country awaits their positive contributions in maximising the security at the borders, suppressing smuggling and generating revenue.

CGC Adeniyi equally used the opportunity to assure the college management and members staff of his unflinching efforts to enhance the welfare of officers and members directing staff – which, according to him, will improve efficiency in the Service.

Meanwhile, Commandant of the College, Assistant Comptroller-General of Customs ACG, Kingsley Egwuh, who delivered an opening remarks, congratulated the graduating students and conferred them with the title of Pass Senior Course PSC.

ACG Egwu said: “With the permission of the Special Guest of Honour, the Comptroller-General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi MFR, I stand here before you with joy to confer you all with this title, and I want to implore you to practice what you have learned as you go back to your respective Commands.”

On her part, Deputy Commandant and Director of Studies of the College, Comptroller Oluyomi Adebakin, highlighted that the students had been duly trained in various fields in accordance with the curriculum of the Senior Course to enhance officers’ skills and abilities with a high level of moral standards.

“I have no doubts in my mind that considering the quality of training you have received, you all will be good ambassadors of the College and the Service at large – and I wish to implore you to exhibit your competence to your subordinates when you go back to your places of work”, Comptroller Adebakin said.

Similarly, the management of the college had, on Wednesday, 5 June 2024, hosted a regimental dinner night to honour the graduates of Senior Course 10, where the CGC was represented by the Deputy Comptroller-General of Customs in-charge of Excise, Free-Trade Zone and Industrial Incentives.  DCG Beatrice Nwafor.

Addressing the graduates during the regimental dinner night, DCG Nwafor tasked them to consider the opportunity of attending a month’s course at the college as a means to improve their performance as Customs officers. “You are now as strong as eagles. You are therefore expected to keep soaring higher”, DCG Nwafor said.