… DC Adamu Commends New Trained Marine Officers
By Sandra Chukwunyere
The Deputy Comptroller in charge of Enforcement at the Western Marine Command Ibafon Apapa Lagos of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), DC Adamu Mohammed has applauded the men and officers of the marine unit of the NCS comprising marine officers drawn from both the Western and Eastern commands of the service for their determination to undergo the rigorous and and hard drilling and still endure till the end.
According to the DC enforcement of the Western Marine Command Ibafon Apapa Lagos, ”You know that to whom much is given much is expected. And that the comptroller General of Customs (CGC), Col. Hameed Ali (rtd) and his management have invested so much in acquiring these vessels (the two gunboats) and in training you guys? Through this training. you acquire, you are demonstrating more knowledge of what you have been taught. You should put the knowledge you have gotten by making more seizures.. The only way we can prove and justify the investment by the management. So you should do is to prove that this investment is to make more seizures. ls that taken?”
Earlier a representative of the trainers/facilitators, the Human Resources of PORT PLUS Limited, Mrs. Taiwo Aklntayo noted that 40 officers of the marine unit were trained both theoretically and practical like safety measures, fire fighting and personal security and safety measures among others for four weeks from March 25,2019 today April 18,2019.
However, Western Marine Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) is doing everything within ts power up its marine operations within the Western Zone of the service.
This is evidently seen as it recently embarked on the training of its men and officers of marine department of their operations.
According to the public Relations Officer (PRO) of the command,ASC1,Emmanuel Tangwa while speaking to journalists about the training said: ”This particular training or techniques has been on for four weeks now is for both theoretical and practical and it is ending today (18,2019).”
One Olaylkan Folarin of the Easter Marine Command of the service who spoke on behalf of trainees, said: ”The training was for the gain more knowledge about their field operations on the marine operations.”
He also expressed happiness for the management of the service for training them to this level, saying the exposure will enable them do their work properly. On his personal experience, he said: ”l have learnt how to flight fire. Before now, l was believing that once you hear or see fire, you start running. But from this training l have realized that there is a way you fight fire and you knock it down.”
The trainees thanked the management of the service led Col. Hameed Ali for sch opportunity while pleading that for continuity of such training for the officers of the service should ensure that the training programme goes on regularly for officers and men especially those of the marine unit of the service.
The sea training experience itself is second to none.