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Over 15,000 Customs Officers trained in core operations, says CGC


 Comptroller-General of Customs, Abdullahi Dikko

Over 15,000 Officers of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS)
have received training in core areas of Customs operations, the
Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC) Alh. Abdullahi Dikko said.
The Comptroller-General made the disclosure recently,
on the occasion of the commissioning of the permanent secretariat of the
Association of Nigerian Licenced Customs Agents in Lagos.
According to him, there had been tremendous progress
recorded in the Service Six-Point-Agenda, especially in capacity building.
“We have trained over 15,000 Customs Officers in the
core areas of Customs operations like tariff classification, valuation,
enforcement and e-customs,” Dikko said.
Urging stakeholders to embrace the culture of
professionalism, the CGC said that following the request made by the President
of the Association of Nigerian Licenced Customs Agents, Prince Olaiwola Shittu,
the CGC said approval had been given to extent training programmes to the
Customs Agents, for them to be at par with the Customs Officers.
In his words: Let me use this occasion to urge other
stakeholders to embrace the culture of professionalism. It is only by doing so
that we can chase the quacks in our sector out of business.”
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