22 November 2012

Nigeria: Customs Holds Conference to Assess Service Performance

The Nigeria Customs Service has said all is now set for the 2012 Comptroller-Generals' conference in which the assessment of the Services' performance for the year would be top priority.

In a chat with LEADERSHIP yesterday, the Deputy Public Relations Officer of the Service, Mr. Joseph Attah, said the event would also provide the opportunity for the Service to strategise for the years ahead.

He said the event which would have in attendance, the Director-Generals of Customs of Cameroun, Niger and Chad Republic as well as Republic of Benin, would seek ways to strengthen partnership with stakeholders and foster collaboration in the cargo clearance process using modern ICT techniques.

"The conference will also enable the Service to assess the progress of various IT projects aimed at enhancing qualitative service delivery and to speed up the establishment of the National Single Window Environment," Attah said.

The national single window when fully implemented would incorporate all stakeholders in the international trade supply chain for e-trade and e-government services for the purpose of trade facilitation and optimum revenue generation.

The conference which would hold from to November26 to 30 , 2012, is also expected to have in attendance the governors of Kastina, Jigawa, Sokoto, Kaduna and Kebbi States as well as the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Mrs.NgoziOkonjo-Iweala, among others.

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