The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), on Tuesday, disclosed that the current recruitment process of the service is transparent and fully complied with federal character.
Speaking after observing parades of Cadets at the Customs Training College (CTC), Ikeja, Col. Ali, said the recruitment process was rigorous with each representatives from all 774 local government in the country.
According to him, he was at the CTC for knowledge transfer to the cadets and to advise them on how to be a successful Customs officers.
He said, “everytime we keep innovating and this time around since we recruited this people, the commandant came up with a process that he needed our support by allowing each and everyone of us at the top management level to visit and share our experience with these young recruits to know that there are a lot to do in the service as well as the service having a lot to offer.
“Part of the knowledge transfer is for the officers to know certain things they must keep doing to get to the top and the commandant called that mentorship. We are all scheduled for it and today is my own time that I need to come and see our children, talk to them and most importantly, put into their heads what they are up to.
“It’s okay to say I want to be a Customs officer but there are ground rules that make you survive as an officer. I got a feed back from them and am highly encouraged with their confidence and questions they asked.
“This is the most rigorous recruitment we have and this is the one that complied with Federal character in its whole entirety, whereby, we have representatives from 774 local governments in Nigeria.
“Every local government produced an officer and three other cadets. I am proud of it and as management we hope it will continue this way.”Follow us on social media