The Acting Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Wale Adeniyi has assured that the Service under his watch is fully committed to the successful implementation of the new Customs Act.
Adeniyi who gave this assurance shortly after assumption of duty as the Acting Comptroller General of Customs in Abuja on Monday, further assured that the Service under him would work diligently to familiarize her officers and stakeholders with its provisions, ensuring its effective application across all her operations.
He maintained that through comprehensive training programs and continuous engagement, the Service would create awareness and understanding of the act’s importance in achieving the shared goals.
Noting that the Service witnessed a remarkable achievement with the signing of the new Customs Act, the Customs CG observed that the act marked a pivotal moment in the efforts of the Service to enhance trade facilitation, streamline procedures, and strengthen enforcement measures.
According to him, “The new Customs Act provides us with a robust legal framework that aligns with international best practices, ensuring transparency, efficiency, and compliance in our operations. It empowers us to effectively tackle emerging challenges, adapt to evolving trade dynamics, and safeguard our national interests.
“Under this act, we have the opportunity to introduce innovative measures that will further enhance our customs processes, such as the implementation of advanced risk management systems, the integration of cutting-edge technologies, and the simplification of trade procedures. These advancements will not only boost our revenue generation capabilities but also promote a conducive business environment that attracts investments and spurs economic growth.
“I assure you that we are fully committed to the successful implementation of the new Customs Act. We will work diligently to familiarize our officers and stakeholders with its provisions, ensuring its effective application across all our operations. Through comprehensive training programs and continuous engagement, we will create awareness and understanding of the act’s importance in achieving our shared goals.
“As we embrace this new era under the Customs Act, we must remember that its success relies on our collective efforts. I call upon all officers, personnel, stakeholders, and the public to embrace the spirit of compliance, collaboration, and continuous improvement. Together, we can unlock the full potential of our customs service and contribute to the prosperity of our beloved nation.”
Photo: Mr. Adewale Bashir Adeniyi, Acting Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service.
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