Nigeria Customs partners Benin Republic counterpart for seamless trade facilitation

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Nigeria Customs partners Benin Republic counterpart for seamless trade facilitation

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) is partnering its counterpart in the Republic of Benin to ensure seamless trade facilitation between both countries.

The Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC), Wale Adeniyi, made this known while meeting with the Director-General of the Customs Administration of Benin Republic.

Adeniyi said the essence of the meeting was to deliberate on strategies aimed at amplifying trade activities between the two countries.

He added that the meeting was also aimed at ensuring seamless implementation of recommendations discussed during their rendezvous in Cotonou.

“We are cognisant 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.”

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

She stressed the importance of thorough monitoring to ensure effective implementation.

Zanouvi said the collaboration was a testament to their shared commitment to facilitating seamless trade operations and efficient management of cross-border activities.

High point of the meeting was the inspection of ongoing projects within the Nigeria Customs Service, Seme Area Command by the Nigeria customs boss.

Adewale, who was accompanied by the Customs Area Comptroller, Timi Bomodi, assessed the progress of the projects and received assurances of diligent oversight from the relevant authorities.

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