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Customs Partners African Countries On Border Crimes

Comptroller-General of Customs, Retired Col. Hameed Ali
Comptroller-General of Customs, Retired Col. Hameed Ali

BEVERLY HILLS, June 02, (THEWILL) – The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has expressed readiness to partner with neighbouring countries to tackle issues of insecurity and other criminalities in the border

The Service also said that part of the collaborative efforts would include opening sufficient space to train Customs officers from other African countries.

Comptroller-General of the Service, Hameed Ali, disclosed this in Abuja when he hosted the Director-General, Customs Administration of Central African Republic, Fredrick Inamo, and his team.

He said, “We have a plan to open the space to absorb officers from overseas to come here and train. We will let you know when the time is right. We will share ideas on insurgency and other criminal issues bordering on border issues.

“It’s good to share ideas to assist one another. As brothers, in terms of population and landmass, we are bigger than CAR. We will open our works to you so you can see how we do it. We don’t mind exchanging handshakes to bring you to speed as regards the level you want to be with us. We can send our officers to train your people if need be.”

While expressing his gratitude for the proposed learning opportunity, Inamo said previous collaborations between the countries had been effective.