CGC Adeniyi harps on international cooperation in Customs activities

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CGC Adeniyi harps on international cooperation in Customs activities

Unveils vision for NCS advancement in dinner with Diplomats

Apparently, the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), CGC Bashir Adeniyi MFR, is moving on a fast lane and taking NCS to greater heights of recognition.

Just few days after hosting the much talked-about Customs Conference in grand style, he hosted a distinguished gathering on Tuesday, December 19, 2023, featuring the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ambassadors of the United States and Germany and representatives from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes, as well as the World Bank.

The dinner, held at Management Quarters of the Service in Abuja, marked the conclusion of the year 2023.

The pivotal event centred on Customs Service activities throughout the year, giving room for discussions on innovative ideas to enhance efficiency.

Photographs taken during the dinner 

Addressing the Diplomats, CGC Adeniyi emphasised NCS commitment to leverage new technological advancements.

He outlined plans for massive installation of scanners, implementing data analytics and embracing open-door policies to collaborate with stakeholders, ultimately facilitating trade in the country.

His words; “Now that we have a new government and I took over in the middle of this year, we have a lot of explanations to make to all these stakeholders. We have a responsibility to carry out massive sensitisation of awareness on Nigeria Customs Service Act 2023.”

The Customs Boss further disclosed on-going plans to engage Area Controllers from different formations, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the Act to enhance their work. He further characterised the new Act as ‘User Friendly,’ highlighting its provisions that favour trade facilitation in Nigeria.

From right; CGC Bashir Adewale Adeniyi and DCG Abba-Kura at the dinner 

The Customs Chief underscored the Act’s focus on deploying automation processes, the use of a single window and authorised economy operators’ system, incorporating Advanced Ruling and expanding the use of scanners, signaling a move towards modernisation.

Addressing the issue of wildlife smuggling, CGC Adeniyi assured the Diplomats of his commitment to sustain the battle of illicit wildlife trade in Nigeria.

While highlighting the collaborative efforts with stakeholders, he specifically pointed out the importance of international cooperation in Customs activities.

The Diplomats praised NCS dedication and pledged collaboration to combat wildlife trafficking and related criminal activities.

The dinner, attended by members of the Management Team of Nigeria Customs Service, served as a platform for fostering collaboration and understanding between the NCS and representatives of International Community.

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