Customs boss inspires graduates to pioneer change through continuous learning

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The Comptroller-General of Customs, Wale Adeniyi has called on recently graduated officers from Senior Course 9 and Junior Course 17 to pioneer change through continuous learning.

Adeniyi, who made this known at the Nigeria Customs Command and Staff College Gwagwalada, Abuja, harped on the importance of professionalism and integrity,

The comptroller-general, who represented by Mr Sa’idu Galadima,
Deputy Comptroller-General of Customs in charge of Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), urged the graduates to uphold high standards in their service.

He further urged them to use the opportunities in their various commands to take calculated risks.

The Commandant of the Nigeria Customs Command and Staff College Gwagwalada, Assistant Comptroller-General, Kingsley Egwuh, applauded the graduates for their dedication towards the betterment of the service and the nation.

He expressed satisfaction with the success rate, in the various training areas, including academic standards, proficiency, and weapon handling.

“All graduates should give their careers a purposeful meaning, shun all vices against growth and development and uphold the motto of the Nigeria Customs Service, which is Justice and Honesty.”

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The Commandant said as part of effort to live up to its mandate, the college was replacing dilapidated chairs in the college hall while installing solar panels.

Egwu expressed optimism that the acquired training would enhance the performance of the new graduates.

He thanked Adeniyi and his Management Team for their unwavering support, including approval of an African Study Tour to Gambia, Ghana, Mozambique, and Tunisia.

Deputy Commandant and Director of Studies, Comptroller Oluyomi Adebakin, said the curriculum of the Senior and Junior courses was aimed at develop human capacity and establish a more effective and efficient Customs allocation.

She highlighted the dedication to enhance officers’ skills and abilities with a high level of moral standards.

The Special Guest of Honour, Sen. Isah Echocho, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Customs and Excise, stressed on global economic challenges and stressed the importance of positively impacting society.

He expressed optimism that the graduates’ ability to advance in technological advancements would contribute to elevating Nigeria’s economy.

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High point of the event was a regimental dinner organised in honor of the graduates of Senior Course 9 and Junior Course 17.

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