The Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, has charged graduates of the Customs Command and Staff College, Gwagwalada, to henceforth be ambassadors of the college wherever they are posted to serve.
“I believe your participation in course has improved you both in character and learning.
“As you begin journey as trained staff officers, you are expected to guide, facilitate and assist your superior officers to function smoothly at every level.
“You must be conscious of the fact that you are now ambassadors of the college and the training you have received would be tested in so many ways, ” she said.
Ahmed who was represented by the retired Comptroller-General of customs, Col. Hameed Ali , charged the officers to use the training that they had received to contribute their part towards improving the service.
While speaking in his capacity as Customs Comptroller-General, Ali commended the Commandant of the college, Assistant Comptroller-General of Customs, ACG Adewale Adeniyi and staff for successfully conducting the combined graduation.
He urged the graduands to put into practice the skills they had acquired to justify the resources and time spent to train them in the college.
Ali said that NCS would continue to invest in human capacity development through regular training, especially in the area of technology.
He said that the use of technology would help track and trace illicit goods and movement.
He expressed appreciation for the Comptroller-General’s approval for the purchase of one 1,000 KVA and one 1,500 KVA generators for the college towards addressing the power supply challenge.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a total of 78 officers graduated during the ceremony.