Customs Staff College must remain world-class, says Comptroller-General

Posted by News Express | 23 September 2015 | 2,712 times

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Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd), has expressed his determination to ensure that the Customs Staff College remains a world-class training institution.

The comptroller-general gave this indication yesterday in Gwagwalada, Abuja, after his inspection visit to the college. He expressed satisfaction with the College environment which he described as “captivating, well- kept and commendable.”

He said the College is capable of delivering a world-class, skilled Customs Professionals but expressed his concerns about adequate maintenance of the college structures.

“I am impressed and hope to keep the standard well above average, it’s one thing for us to build and another for us to maintain. The standard of training must not fall. The maintenance must not fall. Our staff college must be first- class at any given time.”

Earlier in his welcome address, the College Commandant, Comptroller Aminu Abba, told the Comptroller-General that the college which started in December 2011 had organised a total number of 99 training programmes, during which 5,011 senior Officers were exposed to various advanced and specialised trainings

He stated that the College had developed a comprehensive curriculum to cover various areas of modern Customs operations, as envisaged under the Strategic Plan 2014- 2019.

A statement by Customs Public Relations Officer, Wale Adeniyi said that the highlight of the visit was the inspection of the Customs museum, where items of historical value documenting Customs history since its inception were kept.

“Other places inspected include the college main auditorium, the lecture Halls, the e-library, residences for Directing Staff and College participants, the medical and sports facilities.”

He explained that the visit is part of the Comptroller- General’s familiarisation with the Service structures.



Source: News Express

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