The Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi MFR, welcomed a delegation from AFRITAC West 2 on Monday, November 20, 2023, at the Nigeria Customs Service Headquarters in Abuja. AFRITAC West 2, in collaboration with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and diverse bilateral and multilateral partners, focuses on providing technical assistance and training across nations like Cabo Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone.
In his address to the delegation, the CGC reiterated his commitment to elevating the competence of Customs officers through extensive training programs. Stressing the significance of this opportunity beyond Nigeria’s borders, he emphasized the critical role of collaborative efforts in shaping the global trade arena.
The Comptroller-General lauded AFRITAC’s proposal to conduct training sessions concentrating on risk management and its profound impact on trade facilitation. He highlighted the pivotal role of robust risk management strategies in ensuring effective customs operations and streamlined trade processes.
Eva Jenkner, Director of AFRITAC West 2, commended the leadership acumen of the Customs Boss and praised his proactive approach in reinvigorating the Customs Service. Jenkner articulated the primary objective of their visit, emphasizing AFRITAC’s eagerness to collaborate with the Nigeria Customs Service in capacitating officers and exchanging insights on risk management methodologies and task policy programs.
This strategic partnership between the Nigeria Customs Service and AFRITAC West 2 stands as a testament to the commitment toward fortifying risk management frameworks within customs operations, aiming to enhance trade facilitation and foster improved operational efficiency across multiple nations in the West African region.