Officers of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) will henceforth be evaluated for their promotions and career progression based on their performance in in-house courses underaken by the Service, Comptroller-General of the NCS, Col. Hameed Ali has declared.
Ali who gave the declaration over the weekend at the graduation ceremony of senior course 6 at the Customs Command and Staff College, Gwagwalada, also charged officers and to avail themselves of any capacity enhancement programme, especially now that the service is on the verge of being digital establishment, with the signing of the $3.1 Customs modernisation contract a few weeks ago.
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“With regards to modernisation, we are making steady progress and rising to global best practices. We recently signed the Customs modernisation project.
“In the next three years maximum, everything will be paperless in Customs. You must be computer literate. We are giving you the chance to upgrade and transact business, communicate and interact with those buttons without which you have no place here,” he said
Earlier in her remarks, the Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning who is also Customs Board Chairman, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, represented by the Permanent Secretary, Finance, Mr Aliyu Ahmed, urged the Customs management to expand the facilities of the College to accommodate more staff.
She also charged the senior Officers to deploy the expertise they have gotten in enhancing the Agency’s mandate of revenue collection
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