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Customs training college must remain world class, says Comptroller General

The
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.

This
is contained in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria
Customs Service, Mr Wale Adeniyi, and made available to newsmen in Lagos.
Adeniyi said
the Comptroller-General made this known in Gwagwalada after his inspection
visit to the college and expressed satisfaction with the College environment
which he described as “captivating, well- kept and commendable.’’
The Comptroller-General
said the College was 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, its 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,” he said.
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 specialized 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.
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. Others 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.
Adeniyi said
the visit to the College, located in Gwagwalada – Abuja was part of the
Comptroller- General’s familiarisation with the Service structures.

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