The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has recently announced that it would go digital once it concludes its automation system by 2022.
According to the Comptroller General of the NCS, Col. Hammed Ali during the International Customs Day in Abuja, he stated that President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier approved the e-Customs Project for the service and when fully functional, any customs officer, who cannot handle the computer would be out of service.
In his words;
“It is our hope that once that platform is put in place, latest in two years, every activity in Customs will be paperless and digital. That is why we have been notifying our officers that everybody must know how to manipulate Computer, otherwise, in the next two years, anybody that cannot handle computer is out of custom.”
The e-Customs Project is a Digital platform and is an all-encompassing automation system that has to do with administration, payment, border management, export and import processing designed to migrate the Service from paper to paperless system of operation.