NCS, RBC, collaborate to enhance economy, revenue in Nigeria, Benin Republic



The Nigeria Customs Service and the Republic of Benin Customs are working assiduously on the enhancement of the economies and revenues of the two countries.

This is as the Acting Comptroller-General of Customs Bashir Adewale Adeniyi in Abuja, expressed the commitment of the Nigeria Customs Service to partner with the Republic of Benin Customs with the aid of technology to manage cross-border trade between both countries.

At an interactive session to strengthen further the existing bilateral trade ties and cooperation between the two countries, which will pave the way for a comprehensive mechanism to harmonize the import prohibition lists of the two countries, the Ag. CGC appreciated the Benin Customs and Embassy of the country for expressing interest in collaborating with the Nigeria Customs Service to enhance trade facilitation.

“The Customs administration in both countries have a very good idea and technical know-how on what it means with trade; thus, we are back with a renewed enthusiasm to foster our relationship and make impact on our trade facilitation roadmap.” the CGC said.

Adeniyi emphasized, “It is our hope that the program will address the issues of trade and set a roadmap for implementation of new strategies that will enhance the economy and revenue in Nigeria and Benin Republic. Thus, our organizations need to come up with ideas that will address the issues of transit and other progressive measures.”

He said with the increasing global security challenges, the need for both customs administrations to work in synergy cannot be over-emphasized.

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