• Mon. Mar 4th, 2024

Customs To Deploy ‘Virtual Reality Tech’ For Trade Efficiency, Smuggling Control


The Nigeria Customs Service, under the leadership of Comptroller-General Bashir Adewale Adeniyi MFR, is set to revolutionize trade efficiency and strengthen its efforts against smuggling through the implementation of Advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI). The CGC declared a 2-day workshop on Virtual Reality Technology (VRT) installation, a collaborative effort organized by the World Customs Organization (WCO) and Ho Entertainment.

Assistant Comptroller-General (ACG) Malanta Yusuf, representing CGC Adeniyi, expressed gratitude to WCO and CCF Korea for their collaborative support. He underscored the CGC’s unwavering commitment to embracing technological advancements, citing ongoing officer training on radioactive elements as part of measures to prevent smuggling activities.

ACG Kingsley Egwuh, Commandant of the Nigeria Customs College and Staff College (NCCSC), emphasized the significance of this collaboration. He voiced optimism that the workshop would not only enhance the skills of customs personnel but also improve inspection procedures, ultimately leading to a more effective control of smuggling activities.

Professor Baek Sung-Sil, a representative from WCO, commended the Customs leadership’s dedication to modernizing customs activities through cutting-edge technology. Expressing appreciation for the participants’ conduct during the workshop, he conveyed confidence in the positive impact the training would have on customs operations.

The 2-day workshop on Virtual Reality Technology is poised to equip customs personnel with the necessary skills to leverage innovative solutions in trade facilitation and smuggling prevention. The initiative showcases the Nigeria Customs Service’s commitment to staying at the forefront of technological advancements for the benefit of trade efficiency and national security.

Hyacinth Beluchukwu Nwafor

Hyacinth Beluchukwu Nwafor is a seasoned journalist and the CEO/Founder Belch Digital Communications, publishers of Hybrid News Nigeria.

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