By Daniel Tyokua
The Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), on Friday said the days of lobbying for postings and promotion in the service are over.
He stated said this while addressing students of Junior Course 6 and 7, during a graduation ceremony at Nigeria Customs Command and Staff College, Gwagwalada, Abuja.
Ali represented by Deputy Comptroller-General of Finance, Administration and Technical services, Aminu Dangaladima, said that under the present leadership of Customs, there wouldn’t mediocrity and indiscipline.
Dangaladima said that he would continue to ensure postings and promotions of officers were done by merit.
He explained that the management would henceforth post officers who were exceptional in the training to strategic places to deploy their wealth of knowledge.
The Customs boss disclosed that passing through the college was now mandatory for all officers and men of the service.
He urged the graduands to deploy the knowledge acquired from the training to their official duties.
Also, the Commandant of the College, Assistant Comptroller-General of Customs, Adewale Adeniyi, lauded the conduct of the participants of course 6 and 7 during the programme.
Adeniyi said that the 80 junior officers graduating had been trained in various aspects that had improved their ability to carry out their official duties effectively and efficiently.
Deputy Superintendent of Customs, Shanna Akighir, who became overall best student in course six, said it was a privilege for her to participate in the training.
Akighir, also best student in general and operational studies, said that the course had broadened her knowledge in public speaking, time management and service correspondence, among others.