Nigeria Customs Reinforces Collaboration with Benin Republic Counterpart

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) led by the Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC), Bashir Adewale Adeniyi and the Republic of Benin counterpart visited the Director-General of the Customs Administration of Benin Republic to strengthen its collaboration.

CGC Adewale in the meeting on Thursday, April 11 noted that the primary aim of the gathering was to deliberate on strategies aimed at amplifying trade activities between the two nations and ensuring the seamless implementation of recommendations previously discussed during their rendezvous in Cotonou.

He emphasised the importance of the collaboration saying; “We are cognizant of the established framework for cooperation between our respective customs administrations.

“This framework was established at a higher level by the authorities of the heads of State, President Patrice Talon of Benin and His Excellency President Bola Ahmed Tinubu of Nigeria, both expressing a desire to work together. It is upon this foundation that the customs of both countries are united in their efforts.”

In her remarks, the Director-General of Benin Customs Administration, Mrs. Adidjatou Hassan Zanouvi reiterated their steadfast commitment to executing the mutually agreed-upon measures.

Mrs. Zanouvi stressed the significance of thorough monitoring to ensure effective implementation.

She explained that the partnership between the Nigeria Customs Service and the Benin Republic Customs Administration serve as a testament to their shared commitment to facilitating seamless trade operations and ensuring the efficient management of cross-border activities for the mutual benefit of both nations.

Similarly, CGC Adewale, who was accompanied by the Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Timi Bomodi seized the opportunity to inspect ongoing projects within the Nigeria Customs Service, Seme Area Command.

Upon assessing the progress of the projects, the officials in charge assured him diligent oversight.

Hope Ejairu

Hope Ejairu is a writer, sports analyst and journalist, with publications on print and digital media. He holds certifications in various media/journalism trainings, including AFP.

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