24 July 2003

Nigeria: Ascon Director General Hails Immigration, Customs

Lagos — The newly appointed Director-General of Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON), Professor Sheik Ahmed Abdullah, has commended officers and men of the Nigerian Immigration Service, Seme, for their level of devotion, dedication, discipline, among others. He also applauded the officers and men of the Customs for the efforts they have made to ensure that smuggling activities are brought under control.

The director-general made this commendation during a familiarisation tour to some Federal Government establishment within Badagry and its environs. The visit also took him to the French Village School.

In a release signed by ASCON Press Secretary, Mr. D S Hashim, stated that the long history of the cordial relationship that existed between the college and the Nigerian Immigration Service was shown in the quick approval of requests for passages and use of border facilities by ASCON course participants and officials.

He urged the Immigration personnel to avail themselves of the opportunities to undergo training in ASCON as well as utilise the recreational facilities available in the college to keep fit.

Similarly, Abdullah appe-aled to the Customs Area Controller, Mr. E O. Okeniyi, to ensure that his officers patronise not only ASCON facilities, but also undergo some of the courses offered by the colleges.

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