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Customs chief emphasizes commitment to training and trade solutions with NIPSS

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The Nigeria Customs Service has reaffirmed its commitment to enhance the skills of its officers and men through training at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) in Kuru, Jos.

The Acting Comptroller-General, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi made this known while receiving the Director of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Ayo Omotayo, and his management team, who paid him a courtesy visit at the Nigeria Customs Service Headquarters, Abuja.

The Ag. CGC, who appreciated NIPSS’s role in promoting trade in Nigeria and pledged continued collaboration, emphasized their joint efforts to find scientific solutions for trade modeling and monitoring of legitimate trades at entry and exit points.

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The Acting Comptroller General acknowledged the value of NIPSS’s training programs for customs officers and called for a sustainable partnership.

On his part, the Director General of NIPSS, Ayo Omotayo congratulated the Acting CGC on his well-deserved appointment and stated that they were in Nigeria Customs Service Headquarters to discuss trade-related challenges hindering smooth facilitation.

He requested the establishment of a data collection center for trade modeling. Omotayo expressed optimism about the Customs’ role in trade facilitation and proposed the creation of a pension institute for retired officers, inviting the Customs to become an active member of NIPSS to strengthen collaboration with other stakeholders for modernizing trade in Nigeria.

(Edited by Oludare Mayowa; omayowa@globalfinancialdigest.com; Newsroom: +234 8033 964 138)

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