Customs partners Copyright Commission to end piracy

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The Nigeria Customs Service has expressed readiness to collaborate with the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) to combat piracy of intellectual and creative property in Nigeria.

The Comptroller-General of Customs, Wale Adeniyi, while receiving members of the Commission in Abuja, announced that their collaboration would create opportunity to establish a significant legacy to end piracy in Nigeria.

He said the service had concluded plans to collaborate with relevant stakeholders, while enhancing its programmes in all aspects through creative activities and training of its staff.

“The programme will introduce officers and men of the service to new values and expertise that would enhance their capacity and morale to fight piracy.”

The Customs boss said protecting creative and intellectual property would significantly contribute to the country’s economic growth.

The Director-General of , Dr. John Asein, expressed appreciation to the Nigeria Customs Service for its ongoing efforts and emphasized the importance of addressing piracy of intellectual and creative property.

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He disclosed, “The idea behind paying this courtesy visit to you, Comptroller-General CGC Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, was to congratulate you on your appointment and to extend our hands for collaboration to end piracy.”

The NCC DG said “apart from strengthening the creative skills of officers and men in various sectors, the commission would achieve its mandates by working with the Nigeria Customs Service.”

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