Customs seeks NIPSS partnership towards nation building

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The Acting Comptroller-General of Customs, Wale Adeniyi has sought the support of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) towards nation building.

He made this known when Prof. Ayo Omotayo, Director-General, National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), led a management team to the Customs Headquarters Abuja to formalise a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Service.

The Customs boss, who said collaboration with NIPSS was critical to the forthcoming Customs Governing Council Annual Conference, expressed optimism that the conference would focus on the immense deliverables which would reposition the service in the discharge of its mandate.

He further extended his gratitude to the Director General of NIPSS for providing the initiatives culminating in signing the MoU.

Adeniyi pledged his commitment to living the spirit and letters of the document in the MoU.

On his part, the Director-General of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Prof. Ayo Omotayo, said the institute was committed to helping Customs deliver on its mandate.

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He urged the Customs boss to work towards facilitation of trade and helping other sectors of the Nigerian economy to industrialise.

The NIPSS boss called on the need for the Nigeria Customs Service to embrace data that could be used to model Nigeria’s economy in the coming years.

He expressed optimism of a new era of progress, driven by both organisations and collaboration, that would lead to the nation’s advancement.

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