The acting Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC), Adewale Adeniyi, has charged the Basic Course I/2023 Cadets to uphold the highest level of integrity and professionalism while discharging their lawful duties.
The Ag. CGC delivered this charge in statement in Lagos on Saturday.
Adeniyi congratulated the cadets on their successful completion of training and welcomed them into the service.
He expressed the hope for a better service, equip them with knowledge and skills, and urged them to make a meaningful difference in the nation.
“You should attach importance to discipline, good conduct, and the highest level of integrity in your actions, and you should represent excellence in the Nigeria Customs Service.
“There is significant enhancement to the service’s training and development framework, and officers within the superintendent cadre, starting from those graduating today will undergo a mandatory refresher course every five years,” he said.
The Training College Commandant, Deputy-Comptroller Haniel Hadisson, advised the cadets to maintain the high standard of discipline they experienced during their compulsory six-month training while executing their duties.
He expressed gratitude for the support provided by the Acting Comptroller-General and his team.
As a reward for excellence, awards were presented to outstanding cadets who had distinguished themselves through dedication and hard work.
In total, 81 Cadets successfully completed their training and passed out of the Training College after six months of rigorous preparation.
The event was attended by the Deputy Gov. of Gombe State, Manasseh Jatau, a retired Deputy Comptroller-General of Customs, senior officers of the service, and representatives of sister agencies, among others.