The Customs department, under the leadership of Comptroller-General Customs (CGC) Bashir Adewale Adeniyi MFR, is gearing up to revolutionize trade efficiency and smuggling control through the implementation of cutting-edge Virtual Reality Technology (VRT) powered by Advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI). In a bold move towards modernization, CGC Adeniyi announced plans to deploy VRT during a two-day workshop organized by the World Customs Organization (WCO) in collaboration with Ho Entertainment.
Assistant Comptroller-General (ACG) Malanta Yusuf, speaking on behalf of CGC Adeniyi, lauded the collaborative efforts of WCO and CCF Korea in facilitating the workshop. He emphasized the Customs department’s unwavering commitment to embracing technological advancements, citing ongoing officer training initiatives focused on detecting radioactive elements to combat smuggling effectively.
ACG Kingsley Egwuh, the Commandant of the Nigerian Customs College (NCCSC), hailed the collaboration as a significant milestone in enhancing customs operations. He expressed optimism regarding the workshop’s potential to elevate customs personnel’s skills, streamline inspection procedures, and fortify efforts to thwart smuggling activities across borders.
Professor Baek Sung-Sil, representing the World Customs Organization (WCO), commended CGC Adeniyi’s proactive approach to modernizing customs practices through innovative technology. He praised the dedication and enthusiasm exhibited by workshop participants and expressed confidence in the transformative impact of the VRT training on customs operations.
As the workshop concluded, anticipation swirled within the Customs department regarding the imminent deployment of Virtual Reality Technology. With CGC Adeniyi’s leadership and the collaborative efforts of international partners, the Customs department is poised to usher in a new era of efficiency and effectiveness in trade facilitation and smuggling control, leveraging the power of advanced AI-driven solutions.