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Tincan Customs command takes delivery of 2 scanners from China

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Segun Oladipupo

The Tincan Island Command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Monday said it took delivery of two NUCTECH MOBILE SCANNERS MT1213DE with accessories

Chief Superintendent of Customs (CSC) Uche Ejesieme who is the Public Relations Officer of the command gave the information on Monday.

According to the release sign by the Controller of the Command, M.B.A Musa, the scanners were imported from Shanghai, China on board Globus Horizon Leader

The statement added that the Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Abdullahi Musa while taking delivery of the consignment pointed out that “Integration of scanning into the Clearance Procedure for Imports is in line with Global Best Practice for Trade Facilitation.”

He noted that “The key objective of deploying scanners is to reduce very significantly the time needed for physical inspection of goods which generates extensive cost and creates multiple burdens and inconveniences for both the Importers and the Customs operations.

While expressing excitement on the development, the Customs Area Controller extolled the virtues of the present leadership of the Customs under the Comptroller General of Customs,  Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) and his Management for working the talk on the procurement of scanners.

According to the release, the CGC on assumption had promised to Reform, Restructure and raise Revenue and that the scanners would constantly enhance trade facilitation and consequently lead to increased revenue.

He was also said to have assured stakeholders that with the deployment of the scanners, there will be increased Cargo Handling for better efficiency in the Trade Value Chain.

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