Customs plans to deflect impact of COVID-19, others

Organizations in West and Central Africa (WCA) have begun to take moves to avert adversities like the impacts of Covid-19.

Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Comptroller General, who is also the Vice President WCA, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd) said 60% of the NCS workforce stopped work during the pandemic.

He spoke at the 11th Meeting of Training and Human Resources Managers of the West and Central African Region that is held in Abuja.

According to him, the three-day training is to equip the regional Customs with the requisite innovative strategy that would enhance the well-being of the staff.

Ali said “In the course of the three-day training program, they will interact with themselves and share experiences of other administrations and enhance the training of our officers.

“We have been innovative and because of the pandemic, we have now realized we have to work towards a flexible program. Once things happen like the Covid -19 we will be able to work.”

15 countries in the region are expected in the training that is for the middle cadre officers- Assistant Superintendent and Deputy Superintendents of Customs.

The yearly training is being rotated in the region and this time is Nigeria’s turn to host it.



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