The Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Service
(NAQS) Passing Out Parade (POP) marks the culmination of the four week-long, arduous training of the newly commissioned officers. This year, two batches of officers passed out of the NAQS training school.
Hailed as the cradle of Quarantine Service in Nigeria, the school is located in the Post Entry, Diagnostics and Surveillance station, Moore Plantation in the ancient city of Ibadan.
The Comptroller General, Dr. Vincent Isegbe who was represented by DCG Anthony Achuzia commissioned the officers preparatory to their discharge.
In his remarks, he informed them of zero tolerance, in the Service, for indiscipline and unprofessional conduct.
In conclusion, the CG said, “I congratulate you all for going through this period of training and enduring the difficulties associated with such training. It is my hope that the lessons learned will be brought to bear in the discharge of your duties at your respective posts.”
The POP of the 2nd batch of the Basic training course commenced in the early hours of Thursday on the parade ground of the training school.
He further emphasized the need for officers to also make out time for their personal development as this will go a long way in adding value to their service in NAQS and to the nation.