Ali Urges SON to Upgrade ICT Infrastructure for Easy Interface with Customs – The Sun Nigeria

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Through Zika Bobby

That Nigerian Customs Service Chief Comptroller Col Hameed Ali (Rtd) has requested the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) to upgrade its IT infrastructure to allow for a smooth interface with the service’s NICIS II platform. This was stated by the customs chief when SON Director General Mallam Farouk Salim, along with his management team, visited Customs Headquarters in Abuja. The SON Director-General emphasized the strategic role played by the Nigerian Customs Service in the fight against the importation of substandard products.

He also acknowledged the historic support his organization has received and called for greater strategic engagement given its recent return to ports.

In response, Ali agreed that synergies between key government agencies in the ports would greatly increase efficiency and do much good to protect the nation and its citizens.

The CGC emphasized the need for SON to upgrade its IT infrastructure to enable a smooth interface with the NCS NICIS II platform.

The DG promised to do everything in its power to make this happen, while calling for customs officials to be trained in ISO certification.

The meeting reiterated the readiness and will of the Nigerian Customs Service to fulfill its legal responsibilities to protect the national economy through trade facilitation, revenue generation and anti-smuggling activities, while providing the necessary assistance in protecting the nation from the importation of substandard goods through cooperation with SON as designated authority.

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