Nigeria’s number one citizen, President Goodluck Jonathan today (Tuesday) in Abuja revealed that the current reforms going on in the Nigerian Customs Service will not just improve regional and continental trade but will help boost security by curbing the illegal entry of small arms and weapons from the borders
The President was speaking when the Secretary General of the World Customs Organization, Mr. Kunio Mikuriya paid a visit.s
The President told Mr. Mikuriya that the ongoing reforms will modernize the Nigerian Customs Service and help in trade facilitation.
“I started out my career in the Nigeria Customs Service. Within that period and now, there have been significant changes. The role of the Customs Service as a trade facilitator is becoming more apparent.
“We promise you that the Nigerian government will continue to support reforms in the Customs. If we do things well, others will emulate us in the region,” he said
Mr. Mikuriya said he has had a tour of ports in Lagos and the Nigeria Customs College and he noticed that the staff were well motivated and were willing to learn and deploy new skills in their operations.