Integrity must be your watchword – Customs Boss tells Cadets
…Harps on discipline, professionalism
“Uphold the highest level of integrity. Be Professional in your conduct”. These were the exact words of the Comptroller General of Customs, CGC Bashir Adewale Adeniyi MFR, at the Passing Out Parade of Course 1/2023, held at Customs Training College, Ikeja, Lagos, on Friday, September 28, 2023.
The CGC advised Basic Course I/2023 Cadets to uphold the highest level of integrity and professionalism while discharging their lawful duties.
The event attended by Deputy Governor of Gombe State, Manasseh Jatau, a retired Deputy Comptroller General of Customs, senior officers of the service and representatives of sister agencies was the best of it kind.
The CGC congratulated the Cadets on their successful completion of training and welcomed them into the Service.
He expressed hope for a better service, equipped them with knowledge and skills, urging them to make meaningful difference in the nation.
CGC Adeniyi emphasised the importance of discipline, good conduct and the highest level of integrity in their actions, reminding them that they represent excellence and the Nigeria Customs Service.
The CGC also announced a significant enhancement to the service’s training and development framework, stating that officers within the superintendent cadre, starting from those graduating that day, must undergo a mandatory refresher course, every five years.
The Training College Commandant, DC Haniel Hadisson, advised the Cadets to maintain high standard of discipline they experienced during their compulsory six months training while executing their duties. He expressed gratitude for the support provided by the 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.
A total of 81 Cadets successfully completed their training and passed out of the Training College after six months of rigorous preparation.