Cotecna Trains 54 Customs Officers


Cotecna Destination Inspection Nigeria Limited (CDIL) has added more graduates to its list of trained officers and men of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) in the various aspects of its operations—import document processing, scanning of goods and scanner machine handling.

The latest set of trainees who graduated towards the end of last year, consists of 11 NCS officers who underwent a six-month training offered by Cotecna and subsequently presented with certificates at a ceremony in the Valuation and Classification Centre (VCC) office, Abuja. The officers received their training at the VCC, scanner sites in Abuja and Kano airports as well as Jibiya land border.

The second group consists of 43 NCS officers in Lagos who trained and graduated under the same programme. The officers who received their training at the Apapa and Tincan scanner sites and the operations department had the opportunity to understudy Cotecna staff in different fields.

Cotecna has trained 1,582 NCS officers and has with the other scanning service providers jointly trained 1,357 officers.

At the trainees’ completion ceremony were Mr. Jude Mbadiwe who represented the Directorate of Home Finance, Federal Ministry of Finance and Controller B. Mamman who stood in for the Deputy Controller General of Customs in charge of Human Resources Department.

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Speaking on the occasion, Mbadiwe commended Cotecna for its commitment to providing the needed training to NCS officers and other stakeholders.

Mamman called on the graduating participants to be prepared to transfer the knowledge acquired to their fellow colleagues who were not opportune to attend the training.

Responding, representatives of the training participants expressed their appreciation to NCS management for giving them such a great opportunity, and to Cotecna for providing them with conducive learning environment and introducing them to modern tools and technology that would enhance the entire Customs service operations. According to one of them, “the work ethics in Cotecna is superb, and this has made officers to work very hard and become more refined and prepared to move forward the service and the nation as a whole”.

Earlier, the Managing Director of Cotecna in Nigeria, Alhaji Tayo Rabiu, who led the company’s management team to the occasion, expressed appreciation for the Nigeria Customs Service’s support for his organisation, particularly in the aspect of capacity building.

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