Mr Adewale Adeniyi, the Public Relations Officer of the Service, said this in a telephone interviewin Lagos.
Adeniyi said that the service had surpassed the designated number of officers that were expected to be trained.
He said that the service contracted providers to train 300 of its officers in all segments of cargo clearance, adding that the trainers had given the service a good score card on the training of its officers.
“We have trained not less than 5, 000 officers, different level of training, on our own apart from the one that service providers provided.
“What they tell us is that they are not obliged to train more than 300 or 350, that is what their contract says.
“We discover that this should be highly inadequate, so on our own we have trained more.
“But we do know that the 300 is highly inadequate for the kind on job we are going to do.
“So, we have gone beyond the training provided by the service providers to do another training by ourselves.”
The customs spokesman told NAN that the officers were trained on radiation and safety in handling ports operations.