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FG approves E-based technology for Nigeria Customs Service

The Federal Government has
approved the development of Electronic Based Customs known as E-Customs for the
Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).

The Comptroller-General of Customs,
Col. Hameed Ali (rtd) disclosed this at the graduation of Senior Course three
of Nigeria Customs Command and Staff College, Gwagwalada, Abuja recently.

Ali said the deployment of technology
would go a long way in enhancing activities of the service.

He explained that E-Customs would
change the manner the NCS operates.
According to him, when fully
deployed, the entire processes including local administration, clearing of
goods and services will be done electronically.

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“Export and import processing will be

“We need to up our game in our
knowledge of computer because in the next one and half years, if you don’t have
knowledge in computer, you cannot function in customs.

“Your performance evaluation report
will not be written on paper. You will fill it online and your superior will
assess you online.

“We need to tell ourselves that even
if it will take you through private studies to learn, do so, you must learn how
to use computer because everything will be fully computerized,’’ he said.

The customs boss also disclosed that
the NCS board had approved the change in name of the institution from Command
and Staff College to Training and Doctrine Command.

He also said that the college would
serve as component that would coordinate and ensure that other training
colleges of the service were fully articulated.

Nigeria News Agency reports that 39
officers graduated from Senior Course Three, while one death was recorded
during the programme.

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