The Kirikiri Lighter Terminal Command, Apapa of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said it was partnering the Nigerian Army to train 65 of its personnel on enforcement of security and physical fitness.
The one-month programme which is designed to keep the selected officers alert to their duties was inaugurated at the 9th Brigade Headquarters, Ikeja, on Monday.
“Such partnership is necessary as a result of the prevailing security challenges in the country,” Brig-Gen. A.B. Biu, Commander of the brigade, represented by Col. Ibikunle Ajose, said that the army was not alien to such collaboration at the event.
“It is in line with the constitutional provision which mandates the Nigeria Army to extend military aid to civil authorities and sister security agencies.
“The training is geared toward improving the proficiency of the officers on weapon handling, drill, armoury management and physical fitness,” Ajose said.