Hard time awaits economic saboteurs, as Customs plans to deploy artificial intelligence in tackling smuggling

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Hard time awaits economic saboteurs, as Customs plans to deploy artificial intelligence in tackling smuggling 

Going forward, economic saboteurs engaging in illicit trade in the country will face a hard time, as Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, is putting measures in place to combat smuggling using Advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI).

The Comptroller-General of Customs, CGC Bashir Adewale Adeniyi MFR, made this known, emphasised his commitment to boost trade and combat smuggling through deployment of Artificial Intelligence.

CGC Adeniyi spoke when he declared open a 2-day workshop on Virtual Reality Technology (VRT) installation, organised by WCO.

Speaking through his representative, ACG Malanta Yusuf, the Customs Boss commended WCO and CCF Korea for their collaborative gesture. He reiterated his dedication to technological advancements, including officers training on radioactive elements to curtail smuggling.

Also, ACG Kingsley Egwuh, the Commandant of NCCSC, described the collaboration as pivotal, even as he expressed optimism that the workshop would enhance the skills of officers, improve inspection procedures and curb smuggling.

Professor Baek Sung-Sil, a WCO representative, praised the CGC’s commitment to modernising customs activities through technology. He commended the participants’ conduct and expressed confidence in the positive impact of the training.

Photographs taken during the training

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