…launches official social media platforms
The Nigeria Customs Service has said that the urgent need to curtail the activities of the internet scammers who defraud the unsuspecting public informed the launching of its official social media platform on face book and twitter platforms.
The Comptroller General of Customs, Alhaji Dikko Inde Abdullahi who stated this at the launch in Abuja also said that the new social media platforms will complement the existing efforts in the traditional media to combat the scourge of internet fraudster currently duping innocent and unsuspecting citizens.
Abdullahi who gave the official pages as www.facebook.com/customsng on Facebook and @CustomsNG on Twitter handle said that these were the only true and verifiable social media channels of the Service which would also include a Customs YouTube channel, online educational videos and blog press.
According to him, “this statement therefore serves as disclaimer to every other Facebook/Twitter profiles that purport to represent the Service. Online subscribers are requested to note some of the features that will distinguish our page from others include the NCS logo, Service colours, and exclusive videos. The Customs Facebook/Twitter handle are also linked to the Customs official website www.customs.gov.ng on the .gov.ng domain of the Federal Government of Nigeria,”
“The Management of Nigeria Customs Service recognizes the importance of the social media platforms, and their influence on international trade. Therefore, the Service is poised to meet its stakeholders on popular platforms to share information that will facilitate trade and boost the economy”.
He said stakeholders and members of the general public can now like the official page and equally follow via Twitter to get access to relevant and authoritative information on policy statements, Customs news, tariffs, events, scam alerts, and videos among others.
While restating the Service resolve to engage stakeholders for improved trade facilitation and national security, the Customs boss said the Service has designated, trained, and equipped social media desk officers from the public relations department as schedule officers to provide round the clock service to stakeholders to ensure continuity.