300 Cadets from the Nigeria Customs Training College Ikeja
have passed out after a three months intensive programme, amid high expectation.
Similarly, 335 recruits were also turned out at the Customs Training College, Kano, the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) said in a statement on its website.
Addressing the young Officers, DCG Galadima Saidu who was the Special Guest of honour on the occasion, admonished the personnel to always keep their integrity wherever they find themselves.
The Commandant of the Training College, Deputy Comptroller Haniel Hadison, expressed appreciation to the entire management of the Nigeria Customs Service for the support and the provision of enabling environment for teaching and learning.
He also thanked officers of sister security agencies for their immense support in lectures and capacity building.
“The training of our Cadets has been in line with the objectives of our management team for building capacity of the graduands.
“It is befitting to specially note that in the course of the training, guest lecturers were invited from the Military, Para-military and Law firms to deliver and share their vast wealth of experiences with the Cadets.
“This is to enable the Cadets to tap from the wealth of knowledge, equip them with moral and professional values and as well, prepare them physically and mentally, especially on inter-agency collaborations for successful service delivery” he said.
Speaking at the Passing out parade for Basic Course 1 2023, DCG Mohammed Abba-Kura acknowledged the recruits’ hard work, dedication and sacrifices made during their training period while also urging them to be good ambassadors of the service.
He advised the personnel to remain good ambassadors and represent the service meritoriously and shun acts that are outrageous.
The Commandant of the Training College, Comptroller Rasheed Adahunse, noted that the recruits have distinguished themselves in training and academic reticence.
A total of fifteen outstanding recruits were recognized and honoured with Awards for their exceptional performance in various categories.
TheNewspad reports that the Deputy Controller of Customs General, Saidu Galadima as Special Guest of honour and reviewing officer attended the Passing out Parade which took place on Thursday 22nd June 2023 at the training College, Ikeja, alongside Customs Area Controllers in Zone ‘A’, Senior Officers from sister agencies; the 9th Brigade of the Nigerian Army, officers from the Nigerian Navy.
Other top military brass that were present include, officers from Nigeria Immigration Service, the Director of State Security Service, Economic and Financial Crime Commission, the Nigerian Police Force and prominent traditional rulers.
The passing out Parade Ceremony in Kano, which showcased the newly trained recruits’ discipline, precision and physical prowess, demonstrating their skills in drills, and weapon handling, physical fitness.
The statement stated that a blind stripping of arms, was graced by DCG Muhammad Abba Kura in charge of Enforcement, inspection and Investigation, along with other high-ranking officials and dignitaries from Nigeria Customs Service and various sister agencies.